Welcome to Humor Nation. China is a beautiful country, steeped in thousands of years of ancient history and a rich vibrant culture. But modern China has recently seen a stint of incredibly controversial Chinese laws and domestic policies that have affected the way it’s people go about their day to day lives. So without further adieu let’s get started shall we?
So Let’s Take A Look At 5 Scary Chinese Laws That Should Be Illegal!
Now fireworks are a pretty big deal in China. They were originally invented in Medieval China during the th century in an attempt to scare away evil spirits. Globally they are recognized as one of the four great inventions of ancient China and were derived from a natural application of gunpowder. Every year over 1.2 billion dollars worth of fireworks are exported to the United States alone purely for their 4th of July celebrations. So it kind of makes you wonder about a particular Chinese law that forbids householders from storing more than a tonne of explosives in their basements. I mean that kind of makes sense until you realize that for this law to even exist there must have been a pretty high number of people storing over a tonne of explosives in their own homes. That is a hell of a lot of fireworks.
4. Don’t Eat My Wife Law!
Okay now this one is a little bit of a head scratcher so just bare with me. There is an ancient obscure law that dates back to ancient China, but is still technically enforced to this day. Cannibalism is regularly detailed throughout Chinese history and was often practice as an obscure type of culinary appreciation. Even executioners would regularly eat the hearts and brains of criminals that they had dispatched. So a law that states a Chinese man can’t eat another man’s wife intentionally as in part of a meal. It kinda makes you question what the hell was going on. Does it mean he can eat her if she’s not part of a prepared meal? What if he finds himself eating unintentionally? Is that still illegal?