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Christmas in China

December 26th 2006
Christmas has now come and gone. In some ways, it feels as though it was skipped altogether this year. This was the first Christmas that I was away from home and family. As I've detailed in previous blog entries, Beijing had all the makings for the Christmas season: decorated trees along the streets, lighted reindeer in front of office buildings, Christmas trees in many windows, Santa Claus' fa ... 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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