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It’s early, I’m in China, and I can’t go back to sleep

June 1st 2007
It is 5:30 in the morning, and I’m writing this because I can’t go back to sleep and I don’t have anything better to do. I would have thought that sleeping would never be a problem for me, but I guess a 12-hour time difference will do that to you. The flight over was about as good as one can expect from a 13-hour flight over the north pole on an aging United Airlines flight that still has a ... read more
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Chinese Flag For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
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