Charging into China from Hong Kong to Chengdu September 17th 2011 Boats, heaps of boats - ships really, container ships. Looking down on Hong Kong harbour from one of the island flyover bridges on freeway from airport to town, the number of boats and containers stacked high at the wharves was impressive - even more so than Singapore. Both cities are similar but Singapore is boring, Hong Kong though has a pulse - mountains too and China as the backdrop.
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Asia » China » Chongqing 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