25 Bizarre Things Happening In China Right Now

Posted by , Updated on May 30, 2014

From suicide nets around buildings to ghost cities the size of Denver, these are 25 bizarre things happening in China right now.

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Mr Feng, a Chinese father, hired a bunch of assassins to kill his son's online World of Warcraft character. Apparently his son was wasting too much time after being laid off.

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The wealthy upper class has resorted to investing in things like walnuts and jade.

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In other news, conmen have started selling cement filled walnuts.

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90 people were arrested for spreading rumors about the Mayan apocalypse.

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One man even built an ark to escape it.

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Love Hunters are people paid by wealthy individuals to scour shopping malls and other establishments for their ideal spouse.

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The Chinese government attempted to crack down on gift giving by banning certain luxury commercials. The economy immediately started falling

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The smog is so bad it can be seen from space

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13 floor buildings have been known to just fall over, almost completely intact. Safety is almost always second to speed when it comes to construction

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There are entire cities with no people all over the country

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This is thanks to an infrastructure investment driven economy that has grown a bit too quickly

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The 8 lane, 26 mile long Qingdao Bridge cost 14.8 billion yuan to build but gets almost no traffic

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Entire media organizations like Bloomberg get banned for running articles about the President

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Company executives get sentenced to death for committing fraud

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With so many people being executed, Interviews Before Execution became a popular TV show in China

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Wealthy people have been known, however, to hire doubles to stand-in for them in court and to serve their sentences

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Thanks to the whole speed over safety thing, bridges have sometimes collapsed within 1 month of being built

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Fake stores are popping up all over the country

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China never seems to get out of the milk contamination spotlight. So far the contaminants have included everything from mercury to detergent

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Thanks to environmental pollution and chemical spills entire rivers have turned red

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China has a national pork reserve that it dips into when prices soar

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Perhaps not surprisingly China is now the world's leading consumer of pork related products

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Businesses install hang nets to prevent workers from committing suicide

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With 85 million people hitting the road during "golden week", traffic jams in China are somewhat epic

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Firefighters are on standby in public places to prevent self immolations

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