China has set records for thousands of years. There were 700,000 workers laboring on the Emperor's tomb. They left thousands of terracotta warriors to guard him. But that is old history. I just wrote a series of article on HVDC and China is the place to go to see 800kV or even 1000kV equipment. I am going to look for more information about this technology next week.
Have you ever seen a 360 degree movie? It was fantastic. You stand in the middle of a large room and can turn in any direction and see everything around it. It was in the Chinese section of Epcot. What a great way to get the feel of a country from so far away as central Florida.