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The drumming ceremony inside the Drum Tower, Beijing  
   

The drumming ceremony inside the Drum Tower, Beijing

This ain't no sleeping dragon

October 8th 2010
Crossing the border from Mongolia into China is a funny affair. For us, the border crossing took place at midnight so no one was allowed off the train to watch the bogie's being changed. Instead we all watched from the window as our train was separated into pieces, hoisted up into the air and then lowered onto a new gauge to fit the Chinese rails. It was actually pretty amazing to watch and most 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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