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Beijing

Let the games begin!

November 12th 2006
Arrived in Beijing at about 10:30am to a certain chill in the air that wasn't really present in Xian. All the billboards were proclaiming the sucess of the recent Sino-African conference with its much lauded and oft repeated goals of friendship, peace, cooperation and development (yes we'd memorised them by now:) We jumped straight on a shuttle bus that dumped us on the side of the road in Donz ... 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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