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   2015-09-30 09:40:54    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Liu Ranran

 

At one point, the world's tallest man and woman were both Chinese. Guinness World Records list a height of 8 foot 1 for Bao Xishun and 7 foot 8 for Yao Defen. In 2009 a Turkish man took the record from Bao, and Yao passed away in 2012.

The new South China mall in Guangdong Province is the largest shopping mall in the world based on its gross leasable area of 7.1 million square feet.

China¡¯s Grand Canal is the longest canal in the world. It has a total length of 1,104 miles, with 24 locks and 60 bridges.

China also has the world's oldest calendar, which originated in 2600 BC ¨C and it took 60 years to complete.

So all in all, Apple¡¯s popular slogan "Bigger than bigger" is a fitting description for China. Coincidentally, Apple is the most popular brand among rich Chinese women, with the long-time Number 1, Chanel, dropping to second place in 2015.

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