Toilet paper was invented in China in the 6th Century A.D. By the late 14th century, 10 million packages of toilet paper were being manufactured each year, each containing 1000 to 10,000 sheets each. Emperors would order this paper in two by three foot sheets (modern sheets are 6 square inches). more »
“We have asked Alibaba to leave,” Emile Chang, acting executive secretary of the economic ministry’s Investment Commission, said by phone. “We just want mainland investors who invest in Taiwan to follow the rules.” more »
Here are some of the worst diplomatic blunders that hurt the feelings of the Chinese people, and learn how not to be rude. Never gift a watch! Prince William is the one diplomatic "DO" on our list! more »
One moment, you're bright-eyed and fresh-faced bouncing off the plane, asking, "What's that smell?" (It's China.) The next, you're sipping kaishui out of a thermos in July, riding a rusty bike through hell traffic. Time flies, don't it? more »
"Forecasts for China to surpass the U.S. as the world’s main economic power are misplaced. So says an observer who foresaw Japan’s eventual demise a year before its land-price bubble began to burst." more »
A look into "The Bitter Coffee of Hainan" unveils the dreams and disillusions of a coffee town’s Southeast Asian immigrants. Xinglong was very different from their original countries with no infrastructure. But life went on. Slowly they made Xinglong habitable. Today there are over 100 coffee houses in this small... more »
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