Archive for June, 2006

CHINA II

Friday, June 16th, 2006

MORE FROM THE MIDDLE KINGDOM:
After three weeks in China – my first visit – I came away wondering: is this really a communist country?
A more thriving capitalist culture could hardly be imagined, at least in the big cities. The broad avenues are lined with stores of every description, [...]


CHINA

Friday, June 16th, 2006

SOME NOTES FROM THE MIDDLE KINGDOM:
To a first-time visitor, China is simply amazing.
With its 1.3 billion people, it is so huge, so crowded, so frantic, so energetic, so driven, so confident, so determined to take its place in the world that it overwhelms your senses.
I lived [...]