Hong Kong To Nanjing August 14th 2011 It was never part of my master plan to return to Chungking Mansions. Last time I stayed there I was caught in a tower block fire.
A Chinese fireman, clad in full breathing apparatus, grabbed my arm and pulled me through a thick cloud of acrid black smoke. Unfortunately the surprise of this move caused me to take an involuntary lungful of the stuff which stripped most of the functional cells fr ... read more
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