China Uncovered: 35 Interesting Facts

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26TV advertisements

TV advertisements

In China, TV advertisements can only be shown at the end of a 45 minute program instead of during.

27. China has built a new skyscraper every five days, more than 30 airports, metros in 25 cities, the three longest bridges in the world, more than 6,000 miles of high-speed railway lines and 26,000 miles of motorway, all in the last 5 years.

28. Bill Gates and Warren Buffett went to China to encourage their billionaires about the benefits of Philanthropy (giving to their community). They were mainly ignored because Philanthropy (outside of supporting the family) is not part of Chinese culture.

29. China gets a new Billionaire every 5 days.

30. There is controversy over China's top ranking in the international student assessment. Only the three richest Chinese school districts participate in the international student assessment.

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31Hu Songwen

Hu Songwen

A man named Hu Songwen in China built his own dialysis machine to keep himself alive.

32. Colgate bought a Chinese toothpaste brand called Darkie in 1985. The name was changed to Darlie but is still sold in China as Black Person Toothpaste.

33. After a girl in his community was killed by a red-light runner, a 74-year-old Chinese man spent an entire day hurling bricks at bad drivers. With his neighborhood cheering him on, he smashed over 30 red-light runners' cars before the police asked him to stop.

34. China is building massive cities just to keep builders busy and generate growth. The result is ghost metropolis.

35. Tickling was a form of torture used in ancient China on nobility because it left no mark and recovery was quick.

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