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Train station

The Coldest Place in China (/the world)

January 9th 2008
The end of our fall semester was celebrated by a punishing trip to the far north, near russia. It was quite cold. The train was tiring, but eye-opening. Talked to a woman who works in a kitchen cupboard manufacturing plant...heard about the low wages, >12 hr shifts with no sitting, the rising cost of living, etc. Her husband was deceased, and she was still raising a son, so it struck me as odd tha ... 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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