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A bridge over the river, lit up at night  

A bridge over the river, lit up at night

Suzhou

January 2nd 2012
One day this fall, I made a day trip to a city a bit to the west of Shanghai called Suzhou. Suzhou has a long history.<span><span> I have heard that for many years, Shanghai was called “Little Suzhou.”<span> It used to be a major center of trade, and is especially famous for its silks.<span> The city gets marketed as “The Venice of the East,” which might have fit it ... 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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