No matter where you stand, Mao will always be making eye contact with YOU
visiting Tiananmen was the first time that I felt like I was being watched. I would guess that at least 20% of the people there were undercover guards. They looked extremely cold and bored. Apparently the chinese today dont know the details of the massacre. The chinese have been led to believe that the government stamped out a violent extremest group's illegal demonstration.
the place was crawling with these plastic army men shooting plastic guns, and carrying huge Chinese flags.
I got to tag along to visit this "organic" farm on the outskirts of Beijing. It is not able to be completely organic since the air pollution is so bad. Afterwards we were invited to visit the restaurant that was associated with the farm. It was really refreshing to eat some food in China that I was able to actually visit where it came from.
This dog thinks he is a pig, all of the pigs were making dog sounds...
Kanbashi city museum, to be completed sometime....
The city has been built from the desert up in the last five years. Funding came largely from the city government and private developers. Maybe they forgot they were building a city in the middle of Inner Mongolia, where the temperature drops below -40 in the winter and goes over 100 degrees in the summer.
I spent the day at the police station trying to figure out how to add a visit onto my chinese visa. They let us hang out in their city emergency planning and strategy room. They had a cool tv