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The Gate Of Heavenly Peace, gateway to The Forbidden City....that's Mao above the doorway!
Beijing

March 25th 2009
As we have been in Beijing for nearly five whole days - and we think this is some kind of personal best - this is quite a long blog. So deep breaths, here we go... 23rd March 2009 Our train arrived at 9.30am and we were instantly hit by the cold. We joined the longest taxi queue we had ever seen and 40 minutes later were heading for our hostel in the famous Hutong streets. There are a number o ... 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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