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Half way home and still in China

June 12th 2005
Hi, Further west lies Kashgar, the famous town that marks the end of the Chinese silk road. It is right next to the border with Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan, more than 4000 km from Beijing. Actually - it's about half way home from Beijing, and still in China! Even though Kashgar is so far in the west, the official time here is the same as in the rest of China - Beijing time, which is quite ridiculous. ... read more
Asia » China

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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