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

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Are 2 million Uighurs and Muslim minorities put into political camps

Reuters: Gay McDougall, a member of the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, cited estimates that 2 million Uighurs and Muslim minorities were forced into “political ...
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Does China plan to launch artificial moons?

A recent news report suggests that China has an ambitious plan: to send three artificial moons into space in the next four years that would be bright enough to replace the streetlights in the ...
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Is China placing advertisements seeking to influence the upcoming American mid-term elections?

As stated here and in numerous other places, “We found that China has been attempting to interfere in our upcoming 2018 election, coming up in November, against my administration,” Trump said ...
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Does boiling water with solid silver kill germs?

I was in China recently, and the tour guide mentioned that in some parts of China, the water quality is not good (due to pollution). To get around this problem, some locals used solid silver and ...
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US trade deficit and the iPhone

CNBC has an article arguing that the way the US trade deficit with China is quite misleading, particularly as to the ultimate source of the deficit, using the iPhone as an example: Some $70 billion ...
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Did Pakistan ever request China to market JF-17s to Bangladesh?

Pakistan requests JF-17 sale to Bangladesh BDMiIitary.com learnt that the Pakistani authorities have requested their Chinese partners to sell JF-17 Thunder light combat aircraft to the Bangladesh ...
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Are Chinese companies hiring “developer cheerleaders”?

I think the source for this is this Trending In China Facebook post: Internet companies across China are embracing programming cheerleaders, pretty, talented girls that help create a fun work ...
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Did Pakistan supply an F-16 fighter jet to China for reverse engineering?

According to Bharat Karnad, in an opinion published in the Hindustan Times in 2017: PAF long ago passed on an F-16 to China for its aircraft designers to study and to reverse engineer many of its ...
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Does China control 85% of the supply of rare metals used in lithium batteries?

A selected letter in The Guardian talking about electric vehicles claims: The rare metals in lithium batteries are produced only in inconvenient places. More than 85% of the world’s supply comes ...
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Did a woman go blind playing a mobile game?

This articles states: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/06/chinese-woman-blinded-one-eye-playing-game-likened-electronic/ The 21-year-old woman suddenly lost sight in her right eye after ...
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Did spaghetti originate in China?

From an English-speaking competition at Beijing in 2005, a contestant claimed that spaghetti came from China. The contestant said that Marco Polo lived in China for 20 years. He learned making ...
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Is Pakistan or China funding and assisting terrorist insurgents in Afghanistan?

According to Amrullah Saleh, Afghan State Minister for Security Reforms: we are fighting a terrorist group sponsored and assisted by a nuclear state sitting next to us Afghanistan has borders with ...
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Are Chinese authorities jailing, harassing, and torturing legal activists?

Reports suggest the authorities are not just jailing and harassing legal practitioners and their relatives, but also subjecting some of them to appalling torture. The Economist | Champions chained: ...
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Did a Chinese farmer spend 16 years learning law so he could sue a chemical company?

According to this meme, a chinese farmer spent 16 years preparing for and ultimately winning a lawsuit against local energy company Qigua Group. Now I've been digging around a bit and found several ...
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Did China say that war with the US over the South China Sea dispute is now a “reality”?

According to this article from the Daily Star, published on the 29th of January, 2017, CHINA has declared war with the US is now a “reality” as military commanders rallied their forces to be ...
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Did Donald Trump say that “global warming was a hoax invented by the Chinese”?

In the Presidential debate of 26th September, Hillary Clinton claimed that "Donald Trump said that global warming was a hoax invented by the Chinese" . Trump replied several times "I did not say that"....
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Are new born mice an available dish in Chinese restaurants?

A video of someone supposedly eating new born mice is currently doing the rounds on Facebook etcetera. Here is the video on Youtube. The Daily Mail showing this video states The footage is believed ...
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Are there ancient Chinese crossbows that can fire twice as far as a modern rifle?

The Terracotta Army crossbow that could shoot twice as far as a modern-day rifle: Archaeologists unearth 2,200-year-old weapon at historic Chinese site Historical texts indicate that its firing ...
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Are Falun Gong members killed and their organs harvested?

Documentaries like Hard To Believe and Human Harvest make the case that prisoners charged with being members of religious organisations not sanctioned by the Communist Party are killed for their ...
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Can China's “Quantum Satellite” transmit messages faster than light?

In the past days, the launch of a Chinese "Quantum Satellite" was widely reported in world news. Most articles seem to agree that the satellite is part of an experiment to demonstrate Quantum Key ...
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Did China plant 66 billion trees since 2003?

According to Factocoexist.com: Even though millions of acres of rainforest have disappeared around the world over the last decade, there are now more trees and other vegetation on the planet ...
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Is this video of harassment in an elevator staged?

The Huffington Post has reported on a video showing a man sexually harassing a woman and then getting beat up by her: http://m.huffpost.com/au/entry/9792076 It looks fake. For example the harasser ...
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Is there any DNA evidence that show that Chinese discovered America before Columbus?

Gavin Menzies makes the claim that the Chinese discovered and settled in America, many centuries before Columbus and Europeans did. He based his claim on the DNA evidence: Close similarity between ...
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Do loopholes in the Great Wall face the China side?

There is a pseudoscientific theory popularized by Russian authors Fomenko and Nosovsky which, among other things, claims that the Great Wall of China had been built by peoples living to the north of ...
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Is the Chinese “Sesame Credit” system a government propaganda tool?

The Sesame Credit system recently announced in China is making the rounds on social media, being touted as a tool of gamified government thought control. For example, this privateinternetaccess.com's ...
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Do 1.4 million Chinese people die each year because of air pollution?

This claim is made in an article published on december 18th on the online version of the French newspaper Le Monde. Des études scientifiques ont estimé que près de 1,4 million de Chinois meurent ...
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Was a note from a Chinese political prisoner Ting Kun Ding found in a Primark sock?

There's an unsettling viral article / twitter happening doing the rounds at the moment, telling the story of a note apparently from a Chinese political prisoner, found in a sock bought in a branch of ...
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Does breathing Beijing's air for one hour reduce life expectancy by 20 minutes?

I've just listened to this claim by a BBC journalist in Beijing: A recent study showed that even breathing this kind of air for an hour can reduce a person's life expectancy by 20 minutes. This ...
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Did China's “One Child Policy” cause or make worse parental gender bias in China?

It's widely reported (at least outside of China) that China's "One Child Policy" caused various forms of parental gender bias in China, such as gender-based abortions, infanticide or adoptions: The ...
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Does China have motorways with 50 lanes, or at least with 20?

An article from the Daily Mail reports about a giant traffic jam near Beijing, China, in the aftermath of 2015's national holiday week. Several times, the article insinuates at least a section of the ...
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Do Chinese drivers intentionally hit to kill pedestrians (after injuring them)?

Disclaimer: the article actually contains a gruesome enumeration of cases, you might wish not to read it. According to Slate the Chinese law is: should you hurt someone (with a car?), you will ...
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Were the families of the protesters killed during the Tiananmen Square Massacre billed for the bullets used?

The History Channel documentary series Declassified episode Tiananmen Square features this quote: Is there any known record of the families being invoiced for either: the costs associated with ...
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Did Chinese philosopher “Tson Tse” anticipate key ideas of evolution 2500 years ago?

In his famous book Glimpses of World History, Jawaharlal Nehru writes (p. 610, Penguin 2004 Edition, emphasis mine): As I have been telling you of Darwin's theory of the origin of species, it ...
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Is China creating fake rice which includes resin? [closed]

From The Straits Times: "Fake rice made of plastic reported to have reached Asian shores but not Singapore's" PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The sacred bowl of rice that used to ...
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Did a Chinese zookeeper lick a monkey's anus for an hour in order to save its life?

This gawker article claims that a zoo keeper licked a monkey's anus for an hour in order help it pass an peanut. Being too big to pass through the monkey's system naturally, the peanut had to be ...
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Is Falun Gong worse for its practitioners and society than other religions like Christianity? [closed]

EDIT: after too broad closure, split into: Have many Falun Gong practitioners forgone medical treatment and died of treatable causes as a result? The Chinese government has made lots of publicity ...
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Is food handled in China but available in Australia less safe than food handled in Australia?

Recently, there's been an incident involving frozen berries handled in China spreading Hepatitis A in Australia. People are responding to this by arguing for better labeling of where food products ...
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Are these suppliers providing Macbook Pros for only US$230?

After requesting some quotes on computers in China-based global trade site Ali Baba, a friend of mine was bombarded with offers via email. You can see an example in the image bellow. The prices are ...
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Are sharks primarily hunted for Chinese cuisine?

In Captain Paul Watson: Fear and Loathing of Sharks in Western Australia, Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson (warning: Islamophobic content elsewhere in the article) says On the other hand, we humans ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 guilty ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Did a man jump to his death after too much shopping?

According to a news article, Man commits suicide after girlfriend refuses to quit shopping, a man in China jumped to his death after his girlfriend insisted on going to one more shoe outlet after an ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 years ...
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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 criminals ...
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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 ...