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Ancient China

The most populous country in the world, published 2014 updated June 2018.

China is one of the worlds oldest civilizations with a history extending back over 5000 years. Over this period, China has gone from feudal states to a modern progressive country, yet some people still live almost as they did thousands of years ago.

As a visitor you will find everything imaginable from the most dire poverty to the greatest riches, but the major highlights for most travellers are the bright lights and cosmopolitan cities of Hong Kong, Guangdong (formerly Canton) and Shanghai.

While Beijing is the capital and is the closest city to the ‘Great Wall’, it’s not the most popular destination

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Chinese Cuisine

Is there anything the Chinese don’t eat?

A dog contemplates his dead companions

If it lives, it seems the answer is no and if it’s not food, it’s medicine! The Chinese have been condemned around the world for their love of shark fin soup – a practice where sharks are caught, their fins are cut off and the sharks dumped back in the water while still alive. But it’s not just the cruelty, the practise has seen shark numbers plummet around the world upsetting the ocean life balance.

Tourists and travellers may relish the option to see living fish before it becomes their dinner, but like sharks, there are environmental consequences. But it’s not just fish, Cats, dogs and

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Sex makes fit for work

Kung Chow called his boss and said: “Hey, boss I not come work today, I really sick. I got headache, stomach ache, leg hurt, I not come work.”

The boss says: “Kung Chow I really need you today. When I feel sick like this I go to my wife and tell her to give me sex. That makes me feel better and I can go to work. You should try that.”

Two hours later Kung Chow calls again: “Boss, I do what you say and I feel great, I be at work soon. You got nice house.”

Walking through Chinatown

A tourist is fascinated with all.

The Chinese restaurants, shops, signs and banners. She turns a corner and sees a building with the sign, “Hans Olaffsen’s Laundry”.

“Hans Olaffsen?”, she muses. “How the heck does that fit in here?” So she walks into the shop and sees an old Chinese gentleman behind the counter. The tourist asks, “How did this place get a name like “Hans Olaffsen’s Laundry?”

The old man answers, “Is name of owner.” The tourist asks, Well, who and where is the owner?”

“Me, is right here” replies the old man. “You? How did you ever get a name like Hans Olaffsen?”

“Is simple” says the old man. “Many, many year ago when come to this country,

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