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China... an ancient civilization emerges from the dark shadows of history to assume her rightful place in the sun as a world superpower.

The Middle Kingdom has given us paper, gunpowder, and low, low prices at Wal-Mart. Her factories work 25 hours a day, pumping out a myriad of consumer products with one thing in common – the “Made In China” label – but this nation of one and a third billion has so much more to offer.

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What A Dump! The 10 Wackiest & Crappiest Toilets In China

Go to China they said, you'll have fun they said! You'll also visit a Chinese bathroom a time or two, unless the thought of patronizing any of these weird, bizarre, filthy, oddly designed and just plain NOPE Chinese toilets prompts an immediate change of travel plans.

Perfect Pitch On Parking Lot Roof Suits Chinese Soccer Superfans

You've really gotta love soccer to play it deep in the heart of the city, especially when the list of available fields starts and ends at zero. A group of Chinese futball fanatics took matters into their own feet, er, hands by building their very own private playing pitch on the roof of a downtown car park.

China Introduces World's First Facial Recognition Technology ATM

A Chinese-developed ATM equipped with facial recognition identity features is set to make life much more difficult for fraudsters, criminals and counterfeiters. The ATM is the world's first cash-dispensing machine to employ inbuilt facial recognition technology as its prime method of user identification.

18-Function Chinese Army Shovel Is The Only Tool You'll Ever Need

The Swiss Army has the Swiss Army knife, Arthur Dent had his towel, and China has the latest in multifunctional do-it-all tools: the Chinese Military Shovel WJQ-308! Surrender now, resistance is futile... can you dig it?

Unhappy Meals: China's Top 10 Fake Foods

China's 1.3 billion people are hungry for wealth and riches. Too often, however, making a buck means taking a buck by foisting imitation nutrition on the unwary. These top 10 Chinese fake foods and drinks may leave a bad taste in your mouth but consider yourself lucky you're just reading, not eating.

Underground Trashcans Keep Waste & Litter Out Of Sight & Smell

Why throw trash ON the ground when you can throw it IN the ground? That's the idea behind 20 giant underground trash bins put in place by the Chinese city of Taiyuan.

Chinese Bullet Train Smashes World Rail Speed Record

China Railway's CRH380A high-speed train has broken the world speed record for commercial rail travel. Will this news make operators of Japan's famous Shinkansen (Bullet Train) blink? If they do, they just might miss it.

Contraceptive Cell Phone Charms Make Safety Your First Call

A cheeky new cell phone charm from China is making 'bad' boys & girls look more edgy and, surprisingly, just may be helping them to “play safe” - if you know what I mean.

Happy Hour Is Here Again: Welcome To China's "New Town of National Liquor"

Moutai, China's national drink, is under threat from pollution and urban sprawl. What to do? If you're the village of Maotai, you simply move a few thousand people away from the distillery to the "New Town of National Liquor".

China's First 3D Printed Car Can Only Get Better

China's first 3D-printed car is an impressive feat of technology considering it took just one month to design and build it. On the downside, the Tuhaojin or “Golden Local Tyrant” (we kid you not) LOOKS like it took just a month to design and build.