China Unknown

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  • The Long (and Great) Wall

    The Great Wall is one of the world’s biggest tourist attractions; 10 million people visit the massive structure each year. But there are many unknown things about “The Long Wall”, which is what the Chinese call it. For example, did you know that rice was initially included in the mortar mix betwe...

  • Go Fly a Kite!

    China is the birthplace of many inventions, like paper money, alcohol, and the compass, but did you know that the Chinese also invented the kite? The first kites were invented not as toys, but for practical uses (like communicating during military operations, measuring distances and gauging the w...

  • Girl Power

    When it comes to professional compensation around the globe, women earn about 30% less than their male colleagues. But, in China, women are finding they can earn 40% more money than men IF they qualify to become a bodyguard. While completing the training can be difficult, an increasing number o...

  • Don't Look Down

    Did you know there’s a glass-bottomed bridge in southern China that’s 430 meters long, stretches just six meters wide, and stands an incredible 300 meters in the air? It’s called the Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge and is the world’s highest and longest of its kind. It’s been giving people the thrill, o...

  • Breaking the Ice

    More than 2,000 ice sculptures are created each year for China’s Harbin Ice and Snow World, but where does all the ice come from and how does it get there? The where is easy. It comes from the frozen Songhua river five kilometers away, but the how is more complicated.
    Every year, 300 local farme...

  • Just Kidding

    You would think the most famous foreigner in China would be a Hollywood actor or sports superstar, but it may actually be a Canadian named Mark Rowswell; a comedian who speaks Mandarin flawlessly.

    In China he’s known as Dashan and has been a household name since his first television appearance...

  • Growing Art

    When you think of rice fields, you probably don’t think of art. Well, then you’ve never visited Shenyang, China where the local rice farmers literally grow works of art in their rice fields. They create elaborate three-dimensional patterns by carefully planting different strains of rice, which gr...