"Like you need to own any more buildings in China"
China has one of the world's oldest civilizations and has the oldest continuous civilization. It has archaeological evidence dating back over 5,000 years. China was one of the largest and most advanced civilizations for most of the last two millenia; until the 1850s when it missed the industrial revolution. Subsequently, imperialism, wars and civil wars damaged the country and its economy for most of the twentieth century. In the 1970s, changes to economic policy transformed the country and made it one of the major powers once again. China is viewed as the source of many major inventions. It has also one of the world's oldest written language systems.
In the episode Return of the Fearsome Fangs most of the flashbacks take place in a remote area of China where the martial arts master trains the future Terrible Trio, Batman and Bronze Tiger. Supposedly the legendary Shadow Clan and Bronze Tigers village lie in China.