Populous eastern Asian nation which has undergone a myriad of changes over the years, but remains one of the oldest civilizations in the world.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

10
votes
1answer
520 views

Does Apple install suicide prevention nets at their Chinese factories?

I had a discussion with a friend about the sometimes poor working conditions in China and especially the electronics market. Now what really surprised me was his statement that Apple and other ...
4
votes
1answer
190 views

Does Beijing still see natural sunrises?

In Januari 2014, this article reported that: Over the weekend, a story that originated on the smut-ridden UK-based Daily Mail went viral among major media outlets across the world. Time, CBS, ...
9
votes
1answer
1k views

Does China have the death penalty for spammers?

Does China have the death penalty for spammers? Example claim: Welcome to the United States of Canada. Chinese law, for example, permits executions for sending spam, and harvesting of the ...
3
votes
0answers
120 views

Do Florida woods cockroaches (aka Palmetto bugs) commonly sell for ~US$80/kg in China?

According to this article on Yahoo news, citing a similar South China Morning Post article, Yuan Meixia bought her initial stock of 20kg of cockroaches for around US$1600: Yuan, a pharmacy ...
5
votes
1answer
413 views

Was Mao's Great Leap Forward responsible for 30 million deaths?

I recently found an article calling into question the effect of Mao's policies on the famine during the Great Leap Forward in China towards the end of the 1950s. The author doesn't go as far as to ...
1
vote
0answers
193 views

Do products from no-name brands have inferior quality compared to the ones from popular brands? [closed]

Today pretty much almost all electronics are produced in China. For example, China and Malaysia make 95% of Dell's products. So considering that the same factory assembles laptops for both Dell and ...
12
votes
3answers
778 views

Are these “mystical caves” in China antique, or modern?

I came across this link Mysterious Cave Complexes discovered in China that describes some caves in China that supposedly were built by unknown people hundreds of years ago. They are known as the ...
7
votes
1answer
523 views

Do restaurants in China recycle 'gutter oil'?

A video titled This Video Of Chinese Street Food Made From 'Gutter Oil' Is The Most Disgusting Thing You Will See All Day rose to the top of the reddit front page today. It claims some restaurants in ...
-5
votes
1answer
438 views

Great Wall of China loopholes [closed]

I heard a few times (from less than reliable sources) that loopholes in The Great Wall of China face south. Is it true and if so what was the purpose of those? There are certainly a few photos where ...
46
votes
3answers
2k views

Can Chinese people read the literature of 2,500 years ago as easily as yesterday's newspapers

Bill Bryson in his book The Mother Tongue: English And How It Got That Way, on page 110, writes: An equally useful advantage of written Chinese is that people can read the literature of 2,500 ...
22
votes
1answer
3k views

Did ancient Chinese frontline troops decapitate themselves to scare their foes?

From Wikipedia's page on King Goujian of Yue, a king in Ancient China (~500BCE): King Goujian's army was known for scaring its enemies before battle by forcing its front line, composed of ...
10
votes
1answer
7k views

Death by exploding office chair?

Some old news reports "Chinese boy killed when height adjusting mechanism in chair explodes" 1 There are a lot of similar news, all happened in China. Can this mechanisms explode ? Is the explosion ...
7
votes
1answer
820 views

Is it illegal to stop a car for a pedestrian crossing in China?

Today while preparing for one of my classes, this time on law, I found the snippet on a great many websites saying that in China: Drivers of power-driven vehicles are forbidden to stop at ...
16
votes
1answer
1k views

Did pills from China recently seized in South Korea contain the powdered flesh of dead babies?

According to CBS news (May 7, 2012) South Korea cracks down on human flesh capsules from China (AP) SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea has seized thousands of smuggled drug capsules filled with ...
6
votes
0answers
462 views

Is Huawei the front for a Chinese espionage attempt?

There are a lot of rumors and claims being made that products manufactured by Huawei act suspiciously or in a non-standard way in order to send information "back home" or to facilitate unauthorized ...
8
votes
1answer
6k views

Are bagged turtles and goldfish sold as keychains in China?

So there is this letter going around facebook: PLEASE SHARE IT , HUMBLE REQUEST ---- On a commercial street in China, little tortoises are found packaged as souvenir!!! These little tortoises ...
23
votes
1answer
11k views

Are there more people with genius IQs living in China than there are people total in the U.S.?

This claim was made popular by being said in the movie The Social Network. It exactly says: Did you know there are more people with genius IQs living in China than there are people of any kind ...
9
votes
1answer
943 views

Did an elderly Chinese woman grow horns?

This video shows a news report of a woman in China who has apparently grown a horn at her old age. Is this a deformity, or some sort of video trick? Is this a scientifically sound phenomenon?
16
votes
1answer
1k views

Did the US government spend millions of dollars to train Chinese prostitutes to drink responsibly?

According to this site, "Washington is spending $2.6 million training Chinese prostitutes to drink more responsibly on the job." Is this true, and, if so, what program are they referencing?
7
votes
1answer
1k views

Did Marco Polo travel to China?

I have been living in China now for nearly 5 years. One of the first books I bought when I first came was a copy of Marco Polo's Il Milione. It made interesting reading on one long train journey I ...
12
votes
1answer
273 views

Is the Chinese government responsible for hacking U.S businesses and government?

Over the past 18 months there have been several news articles pointing the finger at the Chinese government over hacks on U.S government and businesses. Most recently: China Suspected of Hacking US ...
15
votes
2answers
7k views

Are there more English speaking people in China than in the USA?

I have heard there are more Chinese who speak English than there are Americans who speak English. Is this true?
14
votes
2answers
597 views

Has Go ever been used to decide a war?

Go is an ancient game, popular today in China, Korea and Japan. When I was first learning to play I was told 'it was used to train generals and sometimes even played in place of fighting a war.' ...
11
votes
1answer
352 views

Are most properties in China vacant, despite record property price growth?

House prices in China have been growing really fast due to the amazing GDP growth of the country. I've been reading though that whilst there are so many buildings being built, it's mainly due to the ...
16
votes
1answer
2k views

Did (Does?) the Shaolin Wooden Men labyrinth exist?

It is mentioned in nearly every fiction on Shaolin Temple, but did it really exist? Wikipedia didn't mention it at all the last time I read, so I assume it's all fiction. But I haven't had a chance to ...