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The lighter side of China: March 2013

I don’t think I’ve ever actually fallen asleep at work.  Certain meetings or training courses have taken me to the brink, but I’m sure that I’ve never drifted off. A friend who taught in Hong Kong told me how the … Continue reading

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Forbidden and Forbidding – Beijing 2013

We seem to have been engulfed by a parade of matching baseball caps, from all parts of China, all following their local flag, here in Beijing for the 12th National People’s Congress (NPC).  I don’t normally associate willingly smiling people … Continue reading

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Walking On The Wall – China 2013

The exploration of our solar system has brought us many famous images, but one that is missing is that of the Great Wall of China, as seen by the naked eye from outer space.  Chinese propaganda had the world convinced … Continue reading

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Feeding Time – Beijing, March 2013

Our first meal at a local Beijing restaurant brings more challenges.  Reaching the restaurant means crossing several busy roads, and we’re not yet sure how seriously the locals take traffic lights or pedestrian crossings.  We find out that the rules … Continue reading

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Hutong Sweet Hutong – China, March 2013

The panda reaches the top of the escalator. It seems to be familiar with its surroundings, and we watch it wander slowly in the direction of an Italian restaurant.  Suddenly it stops, and reaches for something in its winter coat. … Continue reading

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