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A pleasant surprise

We were continually surprised at the efforts to cut down on smoking. But we hadn't realized it was actually "patriotic".
The Last Weekend Trip - Beijing

July 12th 2011
Editor’s Note We are now back in Canada and up to our ears in emptying the storage locker here, unpacking the crate we shipped home from China, dealing with the renovations to our home and thinking about what to take to Williams Lake for next year. But that is a story for another day. There are still Chinese trips to address! Beijing weekend The schedule showed us leavin ... read more
Asia » China » Beijing

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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