China’s national railway network carried 2.178 billion tonnes of freight during 2004, making it the world’s busiest for cargo. The USA was second, with 1.673 billion tonnes, and Russia third, with 1.16 billion tonnes, according to the International Union of Railways (UIC).
3:53.31 United Kingdom (Ed Clancy, Bradley Wiggins, Paul Manning, Geraint Thomas) Beijing, China 18 August 2008
The world’s earliest known fossil ciliate protozoans were formally documented in 2007. These ‘hairy’ microscopic single-celled organisms, characterised by tiny hair-like structures known as cilia on their external surface, were discovered within the Doushantuo Formation – a fossil-rich sedimentary deposit in China’s Guizhou Province, dating back approximately 580 million years to the Ediacaran Period.
The farthest distance to wheelbarrow a car in a minute was 55.75 m (182 ft 10.8 in) and was achieved by Paolo Capponi (Italy) on the set of Zheng Da Zong Yi – Guinness World Records Special in Beijing, China, on 18 December 2010.
Saimaiti Yiming (China) completed a distance of 79.6 km (49.4 miles) in 24 hours walking on stilts around Shanshan County, Xinjiang, China from 30 September–1 October 2003. His stilts measured 73 cm (28.7 in) from the ground to his ankle and weighed 10 kg (22 lb).
The fastest 100 m moonwalk is 32.06 seconds and was achieved by Luo Lantu (China) on the set of Zheng Da ZongYi – Guinness World Records Special, in Beijing, China, on 8 December 2010. Luo Lantu went head to head with several challengers, including Jason Jackson from Australia
The fastest tightrope walk over 100 m is 44.63 seconds and was achieved by Aisikaier Wubulikasimu (China) at Taimu Mountain Scenic Spot, Fuding City, Fujian province, China, on 27 October 2009. It was an outdoor event for Zheng Da Zong Yi -Guinness World Records Special 2009.
The fastest 100 metre hurdles wearing swim fins (female) is 18.523 seconds and was achieved by Veronica Torr (New Zealand) on the set of Zheng Da Zong Yi-Guinness World Records Special in Beijing, China, on 8 December 2010. Angela Wu adjudicated.
The fastest 20 cone slalom in inline skates is 5.04 seconds and was achieved by Guo Fang (China) on the set of Zheng Da Zong Yi – Guinness World Records Special in Beijing, China, on 14 November 2008.
The fastest badminton hit in competition (male) is 332 kph (206 mph) by Fu Haifeng (China) during the 2005 Sudirman Cup. Fu Haifeng is a doubles player for the Chinese national team, which won the 2005 competition by defeating Indonesia in the final.