Random China Factoid du Jour

Speaking of China, here is my favorite little-known China factoid: Despite being roughly the same distance from east-to-west as the U.S. — about 5,000 km — all of China shares the same timezone. There is something winningly Mao-ist about the idea of saying to your citizenry, "Screw the sun, you’re all going to just have to deal with it".