Meet The 256 YEAR OLD Man With 24 Wives & 200 Descendants


If you research this topic, there are many reports from around the world about who is the oldest person to have ever lived.  There's the 131-year-old dad-of-three from Brazil, there are reports of a farmer and community elder who was said to be 160 years old in Ethiopia but none of them comes close to Li Ching-Yuen who purportedly lived to be 256.

According to his obituary titled “Tortoise-Pigeon-Dog,” published in 1933 and featured in the New York Times and Time Magazine. Li Ching-Yuen said he was born in 1736, but records discovered by Professor Wu Chung- chien , of Minkuo University, showed Li was actually born in 1677 in Qing Jiang Xian in Sichuan province China. and there were even congratulatory letters from the Imperial Chinese Government wishing him well on his 150th and 200th birthdays.

According to an article published by the Pittsburgh Press on October 2, 1929:

In the opinion of Professor Wu Chung-Chieh, dean of the department of education at Minkuo University here. The man in question is Li Ching-Yung. Dynastic records verify to the professor’s satisfaction that Li is now in his two hundred and fifty-second year, or more than one-fourth as old as Methuselah, the old man of the Bible who lived 969 years.

Li Ching-Yun, according to professor…. has records to show he was born in 1677, during the reign of the emperor Kang Hai, the second emperor of the Manchu dynasty. When Li attained the age of 100 years, in 1777, his “old age” was considered remarkable, and the provincial authorities petitioned the imperial government for an appropriate recognition. The government at Peking consented, and it is declared the order for this action is contained in the dynastic records.

But Li kept on living, the reports go, and astonished his neighborhood by reaching his two hundredth year. The imperial government was surprised to get a petition urging further recognition and, according to Professor Wu, verified the old man’s great age in the records.

Professor Wu understands that Li speaks readily concerning events in his life, and has no trouble recalling incidents which occurred more than 150 years ago.

A 1933 Times article further noted that:

Li Ching-yun, a resident of Kaihsien, in the Province of Szechwan, who contended that he was one of the world’s oldest men, and said he was born in 1736 — which would make him 197 years old — died today.A Chinese dispatch from Chung-king telling of Mr. Li’s death said he attributed his longevity to peace of mind and that it was his belief every one could live at least a century by attaining inward calm.

Li was a doctor specializing in herbs, he was a qigong master, and tactical consultant. There’s not much information about the earlier years of his life but supposedly Li was a child prodigy and avid traveler who had already trecked to Manchuria, Thailand, and Tibet in his search for herbs by the time he was 10 years old. Li worked with herbs, searched for them and sold them for the next 100 years of his life. 

In regards to his personal life, Li was said to have married 24 times and outlived 23 of his wives. Another report says that at the time of his death Li had 180 - 200 living descendants, spanning eleven generations.

The secret to a long life

 Li once told Wu Pei Fu a Chinese warlord that his secret of longevity is:

“Keep a quiet heart, sit like a tortoise, walk sprightly like a pigeon and sleep like a dog.”

That’s kinda different from how I do things as I tend to sleep like a tortoise and eat like a dog. Li’s life was fairly simple. He did not drink hard liquor or smoke and ate his meals at set times. He was a vegetarian and frequently drank goji berry tea. He went to bed early and got up early and he meditated daily, something he supposedly learned from Taoist priests.

Li was also a very kind and generous individual, it was said that In his spare time he liked to play cards and would often lose on purpose, but just enough to pay for his opponent’s meals for that day. Because of this, he was very well liked.


The Dropa Incident: The Ancient Eastern Roswell


By Leonardo Vintini, Epoch Times

“The Dropa came down from the clouds with their airgliders. Ten times the men, women and children of the Kham hid in the caves until sunrise. Then they understood the signs and saw that the Dropa came in peace this time.” Dropa Disc translated by Dr. Tsum Um Nui

The only legacy the shipwrecked Dropa clan left to the people of Bayan Kara Ula was their swift and fierce extermination. According to local oral history, the inhabitants of the area were disgusted by the poorly proportioned bodies of the Dropa and led a persecution against these “visitors from the sky.” Facing this attack, the diminutive Dropa, with their bulbous heads and bulging eyes, were almost entirely wiped out by 10,000 B.C.

Move 12 centuries into the future and this incredible history of the Dropa remains alive. This unusual tale might never have passed the frontiers of the desert mountain region of Bayan Kara Ula—on the border of China and Tibet—if not for the expedition of University of Beijing Professor Chi Pu Tei in 1938.

Chi Pu Tei and his student were studying a system of interconnected caves in one of the most inhospitable areas of the world, nearly 400 miles from the closest inhabitants. It is said that the professor found within the caves something much more peculiar than he was prepared to study: a grave replete with skeletons of small beings—just under 4 feet tall—buried together with rock discs and very peculiar cave paintings. These frail bodies possessed unusually large heads and did not correspond to any species that Chi Pu Tei had seen before. When it was proposed that the remains could belong to a species of primates not formerly recognized, Chi Pu Tei replied, “Who ever heard of apes burying one another?” Seven hundred and sixteen identified discs were transported back to the University of Beijing, and a few were delivered to the Soviet Union.


The discs were nearly a foot in diameter, one-third of an inch wide, and each had a carved circular or rectangular centeropening. More importantly, the majority possessed a pair of tiny spiral grooves engraved with strange characters originating at the outside of the disc, from the edge to the center.

In 1958, an investigator named Dr. Tsum Um Nui embarked on a more detailed study of these mysterious stone discs. In 1962, after spending several dedicated months studying them with the aid of a magnifying glass, Dr. Tsum deciphered the messages coded in the stones. They told of unknown histories like the forced landing of Dropa ships and their eventual demise at the hands of the local people. Dr. Tsum presented these findings to his colleagues that same year.

Despite this miraculous discovery, Dr. Tsum’s controversial revelations prompted Beijing University officials to forbid any mention of this subject. When the papers were cleared for public submission a few years later, Dr. Tsum’s work was thoroughly mocked by his colleagues.

News of the discs wouldn’t arise again until 1974, when an Austrian engineer named Ernst Wegener took Polaroids of two of the discs on display in the Museum of Bampo in Xi’an City. He immediately recognized the characteristic spiral grooves and center openings that he had only heard about in rumors.

With such a fascinating history, what became of the Dropa discs? The only known concrete evidence that still exists is the pair of Wegener photographs.

Curiously, many of the people involved in this story cannot be verified. Beijing University archives have no record of an expedition to Bayan Kara Ula, nor the existence of an investigator named Tsum Um Nui. While a lack evidence might make some believe that the discs may never have existed, consider that much of China’s controversial archaeology suffers a similar suppression. The covering up of cases like the Chinese pyramids, or the 4,000-year-old Caucasian mummies found in the desert of Takla Makán, are a reminder that such cover-up strategies have been taken to unimaginable extremes.

When the supposed history narrated on these discs matches so neatly with the oral tradition transmitted for generations in the Bayan Kara Ula region, it begs the question of how such a complex story might originate among the natives of a spaceship falling from the sky 12,000 years ago if it didn’t actually occur. The Dropa’s small stature, odd shape, and eventual genocide are constants that appear in both the story from the Dropa grave discovered by Chi Pu Tei and in the ancient legend narrated by local inhabitants.

But without hard evidence, the story remains hard to swallow. Perhaps a great quantity of Dropa-related artifacts have been misrepresented, either casually or deliberately. We are only left to wonder whether the stone discs and the ancient local tale might be hiding a truth even more profound.

Buddha's Body Found in Chinese Village by Archaeologists

Archaeologists found cremated bones hidden in a 1,000-year-old chest in China that may belong to Siddhartha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism. 

The remains were found in Jingchuan County, China and were supposedly originally buried by monks thousands of years ago. Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, died about 2,500 years ago at 80 years old and his sacred remains were fought over by six clans and a king. To avoid conflict, they were divided into ten portions among his disciples and some monarchs instead of going to his Shakya clan. His remains were put in different shrines and worshipped. 

Some consider this disrespectful and contrary to the teachings of not being attached to material possessions. What was found were over 2,000 bodily remains of bones, teeth, sarira, and more in a buried chest with a Chinese inscription saying:

"The monks Yunjiang and Zhiming of the Lotus School, who belonged to the Manjusri Temple of the Longxing Monastery in Jingzhou Prefecture, gathered more than 2,000 pieces of sarira, as well as the Buddha’s teeth and bones. [They] buried them in the Manjusri Hall of this temple."

Sarira are small hard bead-like substances of collected high-energy matter inside a monk's body that develop during his or her cultivation process, thus considering special artifacts validating spiritual enlightenment practice. 

Two monks from the Mañjuśrī Temple of the Longxing Monastery in China’s Jingzhou Prefecture supposedly collected these artifacts from all around the continent.

Who was the Buddha?


According to legend, about 2,500 years ago a Nepalese prince named Siddhartha Gautama gave up his royal priveledges to cultivate his wisdom and transcend the human realm. His parents were Suddhodana, the king of the Sakyas who inhabit the Indian borders of Nepal. He was shielded from the people's suffering and was shocked to discover the harsh reality of human tribulations. This triggered his journey to enlightenment. 

Buddhism has benefited millions of people's lives all over the world by offering the guiding principles of compassion, truthfulness, and forbearing worldly temptations for self-improvement. The Buddha taught his disciples to look within themselves to clean out their desires and thinking to obtain tranquility and ascend in meditation towards spiritual enlightenment or realization of their true self. 

270-Million-Year-Old Stone Has Words: ‘Chinese Communist Party Perishes’


By Epoch Times

A detail of the stone, clearly showing the characters, (

In June 2002, a 270 million-year-old “hidden words stone” was discovered in Guizhou, China. A crack that formed 500 years ago in a large stone revealed six clearly discernible Chinese characters; the characters clearly spell “The Chinese Communist Party perishes [Zhōngguó gòngchǎndǎng wáng 中國共產党亡].” The character “perish” [wáng 亡] is especially large.

The official media in Mainland China have all reported this news, but they have hidden the word “perish” and only mention the words “The Chinese Communist Party.” However, the word “perish” can be clearly seen in photos posted on the People’s Daily Online and state-run media

Pingtang is a high mountain valley in Guizhou Province in southwestern China. Zhangbu Village is a scenic spot spanning over 6 kilometers (3.73 miles). The area is isolated and has remained relatively untouched by humans. In June 2002, the Duyun international photography exposition recommended this area as a scenic spot for taking photographs. During a routine cleaning of the area, this “hidden words stone” was discovered.


The “hidden words stone” was split in half after it fell from a cliff, and the gap is wide enough for two people to walk through side-by-side. The two sections are each 23 feet in length, nearly 10 feet tall, and weigh about 100 tons. The words “The Chinese Communist Party perishes” can be clearly seen on one of the sections, and every character is nearly a square foot in size.

Li Ting-Dong and Liu Bao-Jun of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Li Feng-Lin of the China University of Geosciences were part of a team of 15 researchers who analyzed the stone. They concluded that the characters were not engraved, refuting theories that modern people wrote them to gain attention or bring tourism to the area. They displayed all the geological signs of natural formation. Given the clarity of the characters, many have found it difficult to believe that they were naturally formed—hence the mystery. 

They concluded that the characters were not engraved by human hands.

After going to the site in October 2003, the vice-editor of the People’s Daily, Liang Heng wrote: “People may often discover that white clouds may appear to look like dogs, or something looks like a person or a beast, a picture or a chart, however, all such things are restricted by the appearance of the picture. If today a megalith suddenly can write, speak, carve, develop writing technique, or use political terminology, how are people able to believe that? Do they even dare to believe that? However, facing these two pieces of the split ‘hidden words stone,’ we have no alternative but to believe.”

Experts estimate the “hidden words stone” is some 270 million years old, dating from the Permian period. It fell from a high mountain cliff by the Zhangbu river valley. On the steep mountain cliff, one can see a corresponding dent where the rock must have been before it fell to its current position. It split in two upon impact, and the large characters of “The Chinese Communist Party perishes” were revealed.

During the investigation, People’s Daily, CCTV, Guangming Daily, Technical Daily, Travel Satellite, China International Broadcasting station, and 20 other media reporters including People’s,, Eastern Net,, Yahoo, and New China all reported on the finding. More than 100 other newspapers, television stations, and websites have retransmitted the news about the scientific investigation.

Even though no one dares to mention the sixth character, “perishes,” everyone who sees it understands its meaning.

30-Year-Old Chinese Man Trapped in 2-Year-Old Body, Mother Heart-Broken


A rare and unknown condition has kept this 30-year-old Chinese man trapped inside his child-size body for decades. He stopped growing at just two years old and his mother has been lovingly taking care of him all these years. 


His name is Wang Tianfang and was born in 1987 in rural eastern China's Wangfan Village of Yuexi County in Anhui Province, according to state-run He stands only 2 feet 7 inches tall and needs constant attention to care for him.

Opposite of what one might expect, Tianfang cannot talk and his 52-year-old mother, Chu Xiaoping, is heart-broken longing to hear him call her "mama." She said his intelligence stopped developing with his body. 

The boy's father is gone, so his mother has been picking tea leaves in the mountains and working as a part-time cleaning lady in town to earn a living while having time to dress him up and feed him during meal times. Despite neighbors telling her to abandon him and have another child, she hasn't given up on her only son. 

Tianfang's skin cracks in cold weather.

Tianfang's skin cracks in cold weather.

"I will look after Tianfang no matter what. All I wish is for his life to extend. I do not wish to see him die."

The MYSTERIOUS Great Pyramids of China!


By Epoch Times

Why have the Chinese pyramids remained such a secret?

The virtually unknown Chinese pyramids are historic monuments that now struggle against the ravages of time and the elements. The elaborate walls of one grand structure were accidentally discovered by U.S. pilot James Gaussman towards the end of the Second World War.  His engine failed when returning from a mission to aid the Chinese army en route to his base in Assam, India. Flying over Xi’an at a low altitude, Gaussman was astonished at the site of an enormous pyramid in the distance. The pilot did not waste this precious opportunity, and flew over, taking the photographs that would later accompany a report presented to U.S governmental authorities.

In 1947, another U.S. pilot, keen to the legend of Gaussman’s mysterious “Great White” Chinese pyramid, flew close enough to the structure to catch a glimpse for himself. He estimated the ancient wonder to stand nearly 1500 ft high—in comparison to Egypt’s great pyramid of Giza which stands a mere 480 ft. from base to vertex.

Yet this miraculous pyramid remained a closely guarded secret, kept hidden from the prying eyes of an international investigation by Chinese authorities. In spite of such restrictions, German investigator Hartwig Hausdorf attempted to film and photograph the massive ancient structure. While Hausdorf managed to avoid the Chinese military that carefully patrolled the airspace above the Xi’an desert, he was never able to find the grand pyramid Gaussman photographed. Still, Hausdorf’s 1994 book, “The White Pyramid,” detailing his findings of the other structures found in the area, and ushered in a great interest for these ancient treasures.


Uncovering the Secret

In 2000, China recognized that there were some 400 pyramids in the Shanxi region, to the north of Xi’an. Smaller than the legendary “Great White” pyramid, these ancient remains have been classified by some as burial mounds.  While some of these structures do in fact serve as tombs, others suggest the earliest Chinese pyramids served a more mysterious purpose.  Hausdorf even asserts that these structures have an extra-terrestrial origin.

Just how old are they? While many can be dated to various dynasties, others are believed to be older. Analyzing an aerial photograph of one set of pyramids east of Xi’an, ancient civilization researcher and author Graham Hancock determined that their layout coincided with the constellation of Gemini.  However, computer analysis found that it is what Gemini would have looked like on the spring equinox in 10,500 BC.

Image shows direction lines to nearby Chinese pyramids.

Image shows direction lines to nearby Chinese pyramids.

The majority of the later pyramids belonging to the Eastern Xia Dynasty (1032-1227) are in a state of extreme disrepair—many display deep cracks, and are in danger of crumbling completely.

“The whole set of burial sites of nobles run the risk of disappearing”, confessed the subdirector of the administration office of the tombs, Dai Wenzhen in an article by China’s state-run Xinhua News Agency.

According to Dai, the majority of the Xia dynasty tombs, located in the Ningxia region, would pose similar problems, and some could even be catalogued as “ruins.”  According to Xinhua, $1.25 million was put up for restoration of the tombs, but it was only enough to keep further erosion at bay.

While the 207 tombs and nine mausoleums in Ningxia have barely endured the ravages of time, the virtually unknown pyramids in Shanxi are more stable and impressive. By some estimates, the majority of these 400 structures in Shanxi were constructed during the dynasty of tyrannical emperor Qin Shihuang (259-210 BC), to shelter the remains of his imperial court; he intended them to be near his tomb at their final slumber.


The Mystery of the Qin Shihuang Pyramid

Emperor Qin Shihuang is known for his obsessive search for the secret to immortality. His fever for attaining glory lead him to create one of the most intriguing and covetous marvels on the planet: the imposing “Terracotta Army”—a nearly mile long stretch of soldiers and horses representing his grand guard. The attention to detail is so exquisite that no two figures are the same; prompting some to believe that each figure was cast to represent an actual person from that time. The relics of this despotic monarch have captured the world’s attention since they were first uncovered in 1978.  Yet, the treasures hidden within his mortuary pyramid remain conjecture.


According to ancient Chinese documents—the same texts that helped archeologists reveal the terracotta soldiers—Emperor Qin tried to outfit his subterranean pyramid with an exact replica of the Chinese territory. The texts explain that the interior giant vault of the chamber is embroidered with copper and marked with jewel encrusted accents, simulating the stars of the firmament. It also boasts of an artificial replica of the rivers of China, flowing with mercury. Scientific expeditions, in fact, confirm that the earth covering the surface of the pyramid had considerable concentrations of this liquid metal.

Currently the pyramid of the Qin emperor is nearly 250 ft. high, but it is estimated that when constructed 2,200 years ago it reached about 380 ft. The width of the base from east to west is about 1130 ft., and its south to north length is almost 1150 ft. Emperor Qin took great care in making access to his final dwelling difficult—covering the pyramid with soil and vegetation, and blocking all possible access to the main chamber—and no investigation has yet uncovered the infinite archeological treasures that could be hidden within this enormous edifice.

While some smaller pyramids are now attached to museums open to the public, much of China’s pyramid areas are forbidden. There is still very little we know about these marvels—the mysterious legacy of an ancient culture.

New Self-Driving Train Bus Hits the Road in China


It's like a bus-train without a driver or tracks.

CRRC made it for public transportation as it can carry up to 300 passengers along complex city routes without the need to lay expensive tracks. The company revealed their design in June and started road tests 2 weeks ago in Zhuzhou, China.

It scans painted driving marks on the road to guide it instead of tracks. It made stops at 4 stations along a 2-mile city route. This all-electric vehicle is a major competitor for trains, buses, and even taxis because it's like a mixture of each of them. 

A 10-minute charge equals 15.5 miles of travel with a max speed is 43 miles per hour. This vehicle was designed to last for 25 years, so the city is investing in a self-driving mass transit future.

With more of these kinds of self-driving vehicles becoming popular because of their powerful, efficient, zero-emission electric turbines, and artificially intelligent computers, we may see a rapid change in not just transportation but in the entire civic engineering of modern cities. 


Other cities may adopt such a solution to their growing population density where limited footprint and congested roads cannot fit a railway system. Just paint some new lines and hop on this "Rail-Bus" to beat the traffic. 

The first Rail-Bus network system will open in China early next year. 



China's A.I. "City Brain" Has Been Manipulating Millions of People

China's artificially intelligent city supercomputer... that spies on everything.

China's artificially intelligent city supercomputer... that spies on everything.

It may be no surprise to many of you that China's communist government has been monitoring on its own citizens for years. What may be news to you is that it's been using an artificially intelligent supercomputer do more than watch but to actually manage city operations.

It is the "City Brain" in Hangzhou, China that oversees 9+ million people. It tracks the traffic of cars, bicycles, buses, trains, airplanes; tracks crimes, purchases, text messages, phone calls, social media, and much more. 

The government tries to justify its violation of citizen privacy with statistics of fewer traffic jams, car accidents, and crimes. While these are positive results, the loss of rights and the slippery slope of digital dictatorship are costs much too high to pay. A society whose entire information channels are censored by a communist state may simply be ignorant of the consequences and/or have accepted misleading notions repeated often enough. 


Because of this, China may be the perfect place to prototype the A.I. City Brain.

Tech moguls with near-celebrity status, such as Alibaba's Artificial Intelligence Manager Xian-Sheng Hua, seem to encourage people to not care about their rights because they slow down technological advancements: 

In China, people have less concern with privacy, which allows us to move faster.

This "City Brain" has been so "successful" saving bureaucrats money and managing busy city operations that there are plans for replicating it onto other cities and even all around the world. 

Why did Facebook's Marc Zuckerberg and Apple's Tim Cooke visit China together recently? 


Smile You're on Camera... Everywhere

Why is face recognition so popular? Even the new iPhone X has a 3D face scanner to unlock your device and grant access to your accounts. Is this technology just for taking better selfies? The reasoning of face recognition improving security has been debunked already. 

According to a China Central Television documentary, surveillance cameras recognize the faces of everyone it sees and displays their profiles in real time. 

In 2013, NPR reported that Chinese Communist Party security agents “privately confirmed turning cellphones into listening devices to spy on citizens."

Kryptowire is a security firm who found such spyware in US phones and reported it to our government. A $50, HD-display smartphone with fast data service sounds good except for... the backdoor that "sends the full contents of text messages, contact lists, call logs, location information, and other data to a Chinese server every 72 hours." 

The Chinese company that wrote the software, Shanghai Adups Technology Company, says its code "runs on more than 700 million phones, cars, and other smart devices." So this issue can easily spread beyond one high-tech city.

"The code comes preinstalled on phones and the surveillance is not disclosed to users," said Tom Karygiannis, vice president of Kryptowire.

That's right, the Chinese communist government's AI supercomputer has access to mobile devices. In freedom-loving America, we recognize such breach of privacy as an attack on our liberty itself even in the cloak of safety and efficiency. 


Beyond Surveillance: CITIZEN SCORE

In 2015, China launched a “social credit system,” called Citizen Score connected to 1.3 billion Chinese citizens’ national ID cards. It basically calculates all the data collected to score everyone on their behavior. The ACLU said the system leveraged “all the tools of the information age—electronic purchasing data, social networks, algorithmic sorting—to construct the ultimate tool of social control.” 


A Citizen Score, also linked to credit scores, could drop if a “friend” in social media did or said something the communist government considered inappropriate, bought certain video games, posted politically sensitive comments, or anything embarrassing the Chinese Communist Party. 

"No regime, however ruthless its leaders, vast its ambitions, or extensive its resources, can tyrannize its subjects without their active cooperation. Every police state ultimately requires the public to regiment themselves—and each other. In the age of social media, successful totalitarians will have to crowd-source state coercion – and China’s new “social credit” system, which will encompass that country’s entire population in 2020, is pioneering an approach that, if successful, will inevitably spawn imitators in the West."


Beyond Profiling: SEARCH & DESTROY

With such spying devices all around the world feeding a cloud-connected communist supercomputer with one of the world's largest standing armies and a history of mass murder of its own innocent civilians, there is plenty of reason for concern over genuine security and human rights for people all around the world. 

According to the authoritative “Black Book of Communism,” an estimated 65 million Chinese died as a result of Mao’s repeated, merciless attempts to create a new “socialist” China. Anyone who got in his way was done away with -- by execution, imprisonment or forced famine. For Mao, the No. 1 enemy was the intellectual. 

One example of victims of technological tyranny is the case of Cisco Systems custom-building and maintaining the "Golden Shield Project" used to monitor internet communications and target specific users that clarified the truth about the communist regime.

"In one marketing slide, the goals of the Golden Shield are described as to “douzheng evil Falun Gong cult and other hostile elements.” Douzheng is a Chinese term used to describe the persecution of undesirable groups. It was widely used by the Communist Party in the Cultural Revolution."

We the People > A.I.

People create and regulate governments, governments create and regulate corporations, all to serve the people. With all the technologies' data collection merging into a non-human controlling force without spirit or morality, humanity is in danger.


The sci-fi movies depicting robots controlling or killing humans was a warning to avoid such a path. Yet, it seems, some are racing down this trail pursuing electronic god-like superpower substitutes. Where is this desire to control everyone else coming from? Is it really human nature?

Despite improved efficiencies of city dynamic processes, we must focus on the fundamental purpose of these functions. For without noble or upright purposes to guide humanity onward and upward we will likely lose our way over time and bury ourselves in the entanglements of our own misunderstandings, thus creating conflicts with others and within ourselves. 

A supercomputer can handle vast and complex calculations yet how can it resolve the issues within our hearts? A.I. is not the solution to human error and may rather even classify humankind itself as the error to eliminate. Will A.I. attempt to control our free will to prevent ignorant human behavior? If so, how far would it go? What will happen if we try to compete with it? 


The real problems we face are of a human nature within ourselves. Giving authority of how we live over to such a computer, things may quickly go beyond our reach until we become helpless nodes under an electronic mechanism that will not listen to us.

Going back to the basics, living a traditional life in harmony with nature and the Tao, may actually be one of the greatest things to happen after all. 


New GMO Chinese Pig Has 24% Less Fat


Scientists in Beijing, China just genetically engineered pigs with 24% body fat. They claim this will help farmers grow pigs faster, healthier, and cheaper. Seems like they're willing to mess with the law of nature for higher short-term profits, yet are there any hidden long-term costs? 


Pig x Mice = Low-Fat Pork?

By genetically adding mice proteins (UCP1) into pig embryos using CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technology, the pigs were able to grow "brown fat" rather than their natural "white fat." That's Brown fat is found in most mammals, keeps us warm, and burns energy. White fat is cooler and basically lard, so pigs would need more of it to stay warm. 


After growing these brown-fat-pigs for 6 months, they had 24% less fat than regular pigs. They weighed about the same but had a leaner muscle to fat ratio.

That may sound good but will they taste as good? Is it healthy? What potential health risks may be within the lean porky surface?


GMO Dangers

You may not see these lean genetically modified pig meats in your local supermarket any time soon because the lab's success rate is only 12 out of 2,553 so far. But this may be a good thing because eating GMO foods is known to cause a variety of illnesses like 

  • obesity
  • infertility
  • cancer
  • depression
  • allergies

In 2015, the Communist Chinese government was sued by it's citizens for keeping the health risks of GMO foods secret.

"I very much doubt that this particular pig will ever be imported into the USA,” R. Michael Roberts, an animal sciences professor at the University of Missouri who edited the PNAS paper, told NPR

If you want a leaner diet, just cut off the extra fat, eat a leaner meat, or eat more vegetables. And, of course, avoid GMO foods all together. 


5 Reasons Why China's Military is Weaker Than You Think


China, otherwise known to the rest of the world as the Sleeping Giant, is one of the few developed nations with a massive armed force dwarfing many of its Asian neighbors. 
Historically, China was a country that experienced invasions, civil wars, and rebellions testing its government’s military and its capabilities to protect the interest and security of the country. In the 21st Century, China made seemingly non-stop efforts to modernize itself in competition with western counterparts.

With no fewer than 2.3 million men and women in its armed forces and another 800,000 individuals in its reserves, China may have the numbers to intimidate, but it has been mired in controversy. This raises questions of whether or not the country can participate in global expeditions like the hunt for Osama Bin Laden or sending forces to help countries during disasters. Today we are doing just that and investigating the 5 reasons why China's military may be weaker than we think!


#5 — Weak Foundations


In a report done for Congress’ bipartisan US-China Economic and Security Review Commission, it revealed that China’s military gains over the past decades have been “impressive overall, and the [People’s Liberation Army] is clearly becoming an increasingly professional and capable fighting force.”

However, despite these impressive strides, the report concludes that the “PLA suffers from potentially serious weaknesses. These shortcomings could limit its ability to successfully conduct the information-centric, integrated joint operations Chinese military strategists see as required to fight and win future wars.”

Written by China experts at the Rand Corporation, the report further states that knowing these vulnerabilities will be valuable to deter conflict or defeat China should war arise against the nation.

Most of these institutional weaknesses include poor command structures, low-quality personnel, and corruption in the ranks that also involve top officials in the military and the government. However, one of the main problems that were caused by this structural weakness is China’s ability to conduct joint military operations with other countries like the United States. This is partly due to its problems integrating advanced weaponry and conducting proper training to its personnel.
To put this picture into perspective, the People’s Liberation Army still conducts what is called long-distance maneuver training at speeds that are determined by how fast the next available cargo train can send its tanks and other arms forward. In a world where mobilizing your troops and transportation by air, moving them by train is an antiquated system that worked back in the First World War.

China may claim they have a nuke, but with its questionable ability to introduce modern weapons, it’s a little bit scary that they can push that shiny, red button anytime by accident or worse.
A chilling revelation of the report details how Chinese armed forces are quite vulnerable to cyber-attacks that could disrupt its “informationized” — high technology — armaments from its aircraft to its missiles. At the mildest, a cyber-attack may cripple their technology if not actually remotely launch their arms to other countries.


#4 — Confusing Loyalties


It’s common knowledge — or common sense — in most countries around the world that their armed forces are sworn to loyalty to their own governments regardless of the nation’s political affiliation or ideology.

It’s a different story with the Chinese military, however. According to the US Congressional Research Service, the People’s Liberation Army is “not a national army belonging to the state. Rather, it serves as the [Communist] Party’s armed wing.” Which brings confusion because who then is considered as the country’s official military? Top ranking members of the PLA, especially its generals, are also members of the Communist Party. In a nutshell, it would be as if members of the Republican and Democrat parties have their own armed forces.

From the very start of a PLA soldier’s career, he is sworn to protect the Chinese Communist Party and the ideology that it stands for NOT the constitution of the land or its people. To say the least, the PLA may be seen as the world’s largest guerrilla army because of a political bias that the members of the Chinese Communist Party strictly enforce.

Also, the PLA is missing one of the most important characteristics of an armed force: joint command. This is when members of the military, air force, navy, and marines can work together when needed as well as be able to know what the other branch is doing. In China, this is an important element missing in their structure. 

While there have been claims from Chinese media and some government agencies that a joint command system is being established in its military, other reports conflict it saying the opposite.
Without having a clear joint command system, it would be difficult in times of war or conflict, for any military to communicate with each of its branches. And for a country with what’s considered to be the world’s largest standing army, lack of communication can spell disaster.


#3 — Poorly Equipped Soldiers


To date, the Pentagon says that it costs about $17,500 to equip a single soldier of the US Armed Forces. This includes high tech weapons, advanced gear, body armor, and all other bells and whistles.  These guys mean serious business and they are dressed for the part.

In China, however, due to the PLA being mired in corruption within its ranks and stuck in the politics of the Communist Party, their soldiers are not as fancy. According to reports, a single soldier of the Chinese military is allotted about $1,500 for his entire gear and almost half of that amount goes to just his gun.

And some of the equipment that they do have no longer fit their new recruits. Saying that “the average Chinese soldier is two centimeters taller and five centimeters thicker around the waist than 20 years ago,” the Chinese research from its General Armaments Department is faced with an odd predicament where their soldiers can’t even fit comfortably in their tanks – which, also, is a matter of interest regarding their capabilities.

Even though China is now spending about $120 Billion per year on their military, a large chunk of that spending goes to reconfiguring and modifying old or currently existing equipment that not only makes it unreliable for use, but also dangerous to the poor soldier who has to use it.

To make matters even worse, among the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, China reportedly has never built their own aircraft carriers. What they do have are the ones that were purchased from the Ukraine and refurbished. It was almost immediately docked after launch to engine failure.


#2 — Not Trained for Combat


Every year, it is reported that the Chinese military recruits over 6 million individuals for training. While this may be a red flag to many nations, it would have been a lot more impressive and imposing if these recruits did not disappear after a month.

According to an article by The Diplomat, “The ‘mystery warriors’ are really just college freshmen… first-year university students all across China participate in their mandatory training before the start of classes.” What’s even more interesting is the method in which these students are trained. “There are compulsory lecture series,” reports The Diplomat, “in which students are introduced to national defense strategy and the latest in Party doctrine.”

The last part of the statement seems to be the main meat of military training in the PLA and appears to be the only solid foundation in which recruits to the army are groomed. In China, soldiers seem to be trained less to become soldiers and more on being educated to keep their loyalties to the Communist Party. Political and ideological indoctrination comes first and foremost before, let’s say, combat training or learning how to use a rifle. PLA recruits are strictly required to devote 20 to 30 percent of their training on political and ideological indoctrination, studying Party propaganda and revolutionary literature; and during induction training, this requirement is raised to 40 percent of their time.

Fortunately – or unfortunately, depending on how you would like to see it – Chinese ground troops do not see a lot of action these days and the last conflict that they have been directly part of was in 1989 at Tiananmen Square.


#1 — Low Recruiting Standards


Students wishing to join the PLA go through a rigorous physical and medical examination in order to determine if they are fit for battle. Unfortunately, and this is coming from the Army Recruitment Office of Beijing, 60 percent of students and applicants fail the exam. The problem, according to them, is that many of these students and applicants are: overweight, underweight, weak, or have terrible eyesight.

It was because of these reasons, among many others, that the government decided to lower the bar for recruitment. The standards were lowered in 2008 and then again in 2011. Whatever the underlying reason is – whether to meet a recruitment quota or create the illusion that the PLA steadily grows in number every year – recruits that pass the terribly low standards are poorly equipped and not entirely at their top physical best to be in combat.