Zhang Juncai 242 cm Tallest living Chinese.Zhang Juncai (born 1983) is one of the world's tallest people, standing at 2.42 meters (7 ft 11 in). He comes from Shanxi Province, China. He was verified as China's tallest man (and maybe even the world's tallest man) on 23 November 2004 at 2.42 meters (7 ft 11 in). He stands 6 cm (2.4 in) taller than Bao Xishun, 5 cm (2.0 in) shorter than Sultan Kösen and 72 cm (28 in) taller than the average Chinese man. Zhang went to the hospital on 16 April 2009 to visit his friend, the 2.36-meter (7 ft 9 in) tall woman Yao Defen, who fell over and injured her head. Zhang also met Liang Yong (China's fattest man at 200 kilograms (440 lb)) on 16 April 2009. The16th tall men in the world.