China is ancient and beautiful. But besides the cherry blossoms and the Great Wall of China, the country's craziest problems could harm its own people, the international community, and even unborn holy leaders.
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There is a terrifying reason why China never lacks organ donors. His social point system also comes from a dystopian novel. Some puzzles are just as creepy. No one knows why the government is silent about a deadly virus or what happened on the day American diplomats experienced a bizarre attack on Chinese soil.
10 The J-20 fighter jet
China took a look at The American F-22 Raptor fighter plane decided to counteract this. Enter the J-20. The stealth aircraft was designed and tested in secret for a long time. In 2018, it rolled onto the asphalt that everyone could see. The answer to the Raptor was finally ready to fight.
The uncanny aura that was cultivated during its secret beginnings was missing. More specifically, a little delayed. A set of WS-15 engines should make it equal or superior to the F22. Instead, the engines were excluded from aircraft design after an explosion during a ground test in 2015. This means that China's newest jet is operational and capable, but the F-22 cannot yet growl.
The J-20 currently flies with weaker engines until the WS-15 problem is resolved. This could take a few years, but the plane remains special. A number of weapons arm this beast, making it China's best defense against the United States' stealth aircraft.
9 Most new drugs are counterfeit.
In 2016, the Chinese government examined the latest drugs. The study focused on products that are pending approval. The analysis included 1,622 clinical studies and additional data such as application documents, ingredients and the schedule for the preparation of the drugs. The results were worrying.
Over 80 percent of the data was fraudulent. Side effects records have been deleted. The information was twisted until it was "proven" that the medication was working. Other information was incomplete or missing. Many products were not even new. Instead, someone just mixed existing medication. The researchers also found that several experimental results were written before any experiments were carried out.
Dishonesty went deep. Scientists, pharmaceutical companies, laboratories and even other investigators were involved. This shabby network wasn't just motivated by greed. Pharmaceutical workers are under tremendous pressure to do pioneering work, or they are at risk of being fired. If one adds the crowding-out competition between the companies, the unrestrained cutting of corners makes sense.
8 Presidential Enemy – Winnie The Pooh
Many things that we take for granted are blocked in China. In 2017 Winnie-the-Pooh joined the censored club. The reason was not that the endearing character made comments about the government. Or disagree with Chinese law. Pooh didn't even hug the Dalai Lama. His terrible crime? Chinese citizens began to compare President Xi Jinping to the legendary bear.
Revenge was quick. Pooh has been banned from Chinese social media and his stickers have been removed from the chat apps. China's top crust is known to lack humor. You don't like civilians with clown genes. For example, those people who started the trend in 2013 for the first time after comparing Xi and President Obama to a picture of the plump bear walking alongside the fit-looking tigger. A year later, Xi intercepted a handshake with the Japanese prime minister and a meeting between Pooh and Eeyore took place on the Internet. China's most censored picture in 2015 was Pooh's, which appeared on the roof of a toy car. It was a composite that also showed how Xi got up through the opening of the roof of his parade car.
7 Mysterious “BreedReady” list
In 2019, a Dutch researcher came across a database in China. Everyone could read it. That was more than a bit annoying. The cache contained the private information of 1.8 million Chinese women. The database not only revealed their phone numbers and home addresses – a dream for stalkers – but also gave everyone a "BreedReady" status.
Some speculated that poor translation caused the bizarre word. The database was written in English. A speech impaired person from China could easily have broken the word without sinister intentions. The original Chinese wording could refer to women of childbearing age or whether they had children. In fact, the average age was 32 years.
Alternatively, the creepy options were legion. The government could identify women who can "breed" because birth rates are falling too quickly. It couldn't even be a government register. Another company, a dating app, or a hacker could have put together the list, which also included details of women's educational levels and political views. We may never know who stared at those ovaries. The database was deleted by the Dutch researcher soon after the beans were spilled.
6 The electromagnetic railgun
China's newest marine toy is an electromagnetic railgun. It was first discovered in 2011 and uses electromagnetic energy to fire instead of conventional gunpowder. Incredible, the force shoots projectiles at 2.6 kilometers per second (1.6 miles per second).
In 2019, photos showed the first Chinese warship to be boarded with the weapon. The Haiyangshan was a Yuting class armored landing craft of type 072II. It was first noticed on the Yangtze River where the ship moored near a shipyard. A few months later, more photos appeared on social media and appeared to show Haiyangshan on the open ocean. It was still armed with the electromagnetic railgun. This raised suspicions that the weapon was being tested under sea conditions.
This type of firepower is sufficient to give the will of other nations. But China is not satisfied. Defense sources claim the country wants a warship with electromagnetic cannons by 2025 that can hit a target 200 kilometers away.
5 Reincarnation must obey Chinese law.
For the first time in history, the world could see two Dalai Lamas living at the same time. This remark came from the current Buddhist leader during an interview in 2019. The 83-year-old was selected for this excellent position when he was 2 years old. The Dalai Lama has lived in India for the past 60 years after escaping from the Chinese in his native Tibet.
Beijing recently said that its reincarnation must comply with its laws. It is called "New Regulations on Religious Affairs and the Regulations for the Reincarnation of Living Tibetan Buddhas". China reserves the right to authorize the selection of the child to be the next Dalai Lama.
The current leader knows how dangerous this is. His successor would be under the control of the Chinese Communist Party, which persecutes most religions. The Dalai Lama also identified a child in 1995 as the Panchen Lama reincarnation. This position is the second highest rank after itself. The Chinese government took the six-year-old Tibetan boy into "protective custody". Beijing provided a Panchen Lama of her choice and no one ever saw the Tibetan boy again. For this reason, the current leader exhorted people to trust only a Dalai Lama who was born again in a free country and not the one chosen by China.
4 Dystopian Credit System
Imagine you couldn't take a train or get medical treatment quickly in a hospital. The reason? You lack enough government points. In 2018, China implemented a surveillance and population control project that is unique in the world.
Is called a social credit system and every citizen and every company receives a score. A positive outcome is supported by things like paying the bills on time, properly sorting recycling items, and charities. The advantages include cheaper fares, better credit options and shorter waiting times in a hospital. On the other side of the coin was a terrifying statement that the system "should make it difficult for the discredited to take a single step". This epic public compulsion is made possible by the country's 200 million CCTV cameras. They are connected to facial recognition software, and once a person is identified, the system can search their private records and look for disobedience.
Deduction of points is frighteningly simple. People can lose points if they smoke in forbidden zones, jaywalk or have difficulty paying their bills. A journalist, Liu Hu, reported corruption in the government and was classified as "dishonest". He was denied access to public transportation, his social media accounts were closed, and his career was destroyed.
3 Sound attacks
In 2017 American diplomats stationed in Cuba fell ill. The mysterious circumstances of the event, many of which suspect it was a sonic attack, have worsened relations between Cuba and the United States. At one point, all Cuban diplomats were driven out of the states. This episode is known to all who follow the news. A fact that received less attention was that the same thing happened in China in the same year and a few months after 2018.
American diplomats stationed in Guangzhou heard strange noises. A headache and insomnia followed. A consulate that also reported unusual feelings of pressure suffered a brain trauma. The American government, with great concern, withdrew several employees and their family members. The consequences between the two countries did not reflect the Cuban Kabudel. Chinese diplomats were not expelled, but officials from China were concerned when the US refused to play face-up cards with them. A local investigation found no wrongdoing, but said it would remain open to information that the Americans might share – which was not going to happen shortly.
2 China chases a deadly virus.
The United States and China had an understanding. Since H7N9 avian influenza was first detected in China in 2013, samples have been regularly delivered to the United States. In the beginning it went up. China shared the new flu strains and all related data. Communication deteriorated over time until the rehearsals stopped. Not a lot of questions could produce a single vial.
The effects are not immediately obvious. China's rejection is a catastrophe in the wings. H7N9 has a death rate of 40 percent. If that's not terrible enough, the burden will continue to develop. American scientists must follow and understand this change in form to protect people from a pandemic. But since the silence has fallen, there is a possibility that the world will experience an outbreak that nobody is prepared for. In fact, there is no way to develop a vaccine without the latest samples.
Worse, China has had two bumper infections in the meantime – in 2016 and 2017. Scientists outside the country do not know about the H7N9 type that has caused hundreds of infections. Samples or patient information have never been published. If the virus continues to spread, many scientists fear that it could lead to an international crisis and countless deaths.
1 A Terrible Organ Trade
China is known for its efficiency. However, some fields cannot provide quick results without suspicion. For example, every country has problems with the number of patients who need organ transplants. There are not enough donors. Most people wait for years to replace a broken organ. In China, the period is more like weeks.
Around 640 organs were transplanted in 2016. That sounds normal until you check the facts. All 640 operations were performed over a 10 day period. The official donors were listed as 30 individuals, resulting in 21 impossible body parts per person. In the past, China stole organs from prisoners without their permission. The country said that it had given up this practice. In 2019, a tribunal interviewed witnesses and searched records. They found that the forced harvest was still very much alive.
A doctor testified that he was instructed to remove the kidneys of a prisoner who was shot in the head. He performed the operation while the man was still alive and fighting. Criminals are not the only targets. The so-called dissidents or people who have been arrested for provoking government aversion are also slaughtered like cattle. Ethnic minorities are among them, and members of a spiritual movement called Falun Gong are particularly affected.