People’s Republic of China

When David Attenborough’s series “Blue Planet II” aired in 2017, so many Chinese fans downloaded the programme on the country’s online Tencent Video channel that the internet in China temporarily slowed down

Blue Planet II is so popular in China that it ’caused the internet to temporarily slow down’ B lue Planet II is so popular that it reportedly caused internet problems in China when millions of viewers tried to stream it at the same time. According to The Sunday Times, David Attenborough could be the most-watched …

When David Attenborough’s series “Blue Planet II” aired in 2017, so many Chinese fans downloaded the programme on the country’s online Tencent Video channel that the internet in China temporarily slowed down Read More »

There are about fifty abandoned cities in China. Based on electricity usage, it’s estimated that there are over 60,000,000 completely unused apartments.

China’s eerie ghost cities a ‘symptom’ of the country’s economic troubles and housing bubble Sorry, this video has expired Fancy villas, high-rise apartment blocks, lakes, parks and sprawling road networks: Ghost cities in China have it all. Just one crucial element is missing — the people. Built for a population that never came, about 50 …

There are about fifty abandoned cities in China. Based on electricity usage, it’s estimated that there are over 60,000,000 completely unused apartments. Read More »

The Great Wall of China, stretching over 20,000 km (13,000 miles) and built over centuries, never effectively prevented invaders from entering China.

Great Wall of China The Great Wall of China is an ancient series of walls and fortifications, totaling more than 13,000 miles in length, located in northern China. Perhaps the most recognizable symbol of China and its long and vivid history, the Great Wall was originally conceived by Emperor Qin Shi Huang in the third …

The Great Wall of China, stretching over 20,000 km (13,000 miles) and built over centuries, never effectively prevented invaders from entering China. Read More »

Only around 2000 people attended Genghis Khan’s funeral. They were then killed by the army in order to never reveal the location of his tomb. That army was later killed as well by Khan’s funeral escort.

Tomb of Genghis Khan Not to be confused with the Mausoleum of Genghis Khan, a tourist site in China. The Onon River, Mongolia in autumn, a site where Temüjin was born and grew up. The location of the tomb of Genghis Khan (died August 18, 1227) has been the object of much speculation and research. …

Only around 2000 people attended Genghis Khan’s funeral. They were then killed by the army in order to never reveal the location of his tomb. That army was later killed as well by Khan’s funeral escort. Read More »

Meet the 1626 AD Explosion in Beijing, one of the largest and most lethal explosions ever, and the exact cause hasn’t yet been determined. Body parts and animals rained down from the sky. Everything within 3-14 miles was utterly obliterated. The explosion was about equal to the Hiroshima bombing.

Wanggongchang Explosion The Wanggongchang Explosion (Chinese: 王恭廠大爆炸), also known as the Great Tianqi Explosion (天啟大爆炸), Wanggongchang Calamity (王恭廠之變) or Beijing Explosive Incident in Late Ming (晚明北京爆炸事件), was an unexplained catastrophic explosion that occurred on May 30, 1626 AD during the late reign of Tianqi Emperor, at the heavily populated Ming China capital Beijing, and had …

Meet the 1626 AD Explosion in Beijing, one of the largest and most lethal explosions ever, and the exact cause hasn’t yet been determined. Body parts and animals rained down from the sky. Everything within 3-14 miles was utterly obliterated. The explosion was about equal to the Hiroshima bombing. Read More »