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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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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.

China Panda Researchers Find Panda Suits Suit Pandas

Researchers at China's critically endangered Giant Panda sanctuary are offering panda parents a helping hand raising their cubs... a warm, furry, and oddly familiar helping hand.

Smart Manhole Covers Call For Help When Metal Thieves Strike

City managers in Hangzhou, China have turned to a new generation of “smart” manhole covers in an all-out effort to counter a rash of thefts by metal salvagers. The high-tech covers feature electronic tags that act as both silent alarms and tracking devices should a cover be removed without proper authorization.

Even Einstein Can't Stand This Funky Fish Jerky

Smart Way's dried fish jerky comes in Salmon, Seaweed, and Black Sesame flavors and features the (no doubt unauthorized) image of noted smart guy Albert Einstein right on the front of each bag. We're not sure if that's an endorsement or a prediction.