gèn Mountain

Sounds same

gèn gèn (stubborn)

Different tone

gēn (heel)

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Chinese Tortures

Chinese Tortures


China since early Imperial times has had a system of brutal punishments for crime. Torture was routinely used to extract a confession and there was no defence attorney to help you. For high treason a particularly gruesome and painful death was devised - death by a thousand cuts. Even today China uses the death penalty more frequently than the rest of the world put together.
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