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Shanghai

Near the Bund.
It's Asia Jim, but Not as We Know It...

March 19th 2008
As we write this blog, our neighbours are trying to control a fire they just started in their backyard/junkyard. About 20 minutes ago, they brought over a dozen or so bales of hay from a truck, sat them in some bushes, and then lit them. I assume that they are trying to burn away the bushes - they've been removing old bricks, scrap iron and other junk from other parts of their yard for a couple o ... 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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