Raging in Beijing February 12th 2008 Well I'm stumped and stifled and stilted: I cannot think of a single joke using the word Beijing...so I'm in mourning for the punnage potential of Shanghai and Xian. What a Shanghaily disappointing Xianticlimax to my literary tour of major Chinese cities.
Oh oh oh! Wait! As I sipped my black tea in KFC yesterday (I'm a sucker for Chinese culture), there was nowt but Christmas music on the radi ... read more
Asia » China » Beijing 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