Asia all Finishy Now August 31st 2009 Communist financial policy may be dead out here in the Far East, but its political paranoia lives on. Of the last month of our time in China, more than half of it was spent in virtual quarantine negotiating visa extensions for our time in China and transit visas for our jaunt across Russia. So our ambitious plans for our second month were severely curtailed. No matter, we had an adequate time.
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Asia » China 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