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Shining a Light on the City of 9,999.5 Rooms

Among townsfolk in Beijing, it used to be said that as the God of Heaven, the Jade Emperor was the only one who could own 10,000 rooms, in his Heavenly Palace. On Earth, the country’s emperor dared not compare himself with the venerable Jade Emperor — and this is the real reason this “Earthly Emperor” ...

Nspirement Staff

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