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Share The pace of development of Beijing
2014-3-10 19:55
When I first time visited Beijing in 2006, the city’s metro map looked very simple as the picture below. I remember it was easy for our touring bus to go to any destination. There were cars on the streets, but not so many, that there would be excessive traffic jams. I could see people riding bicycles going to work, but not as much as I was expecting. Some of the streets were opened for construction, as the city was preparing for the 2008 Olympic Games by hectically building up the ...
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  • My year 2015, a year of changes 2016-1-3 13:01

    youxiudeyou: Yes, we were playing the 八路军, communists fighting against Japanese.
    Very impressive. Yan'an was the headquarter of 8RA. In those days, there were quite a number of American expatriates working there. They were from US Army (military consultants and observers) as well as resident correspondents from US press including Edgar Snow, Anna Louise Strong, Agnes Smedley, etc. During the period between 1937 and 1945, Mao told the whole nation and the world via Reuters that the United States of America was the light tower and the world model from whom we should learn democracy and liberty. When he took the power in 1949, he changed his face and turned to learn things from Stalin. No consistency.

  • My year 2015, a year of changes 2016-1-2 21:30

    voice_cd: Thanks for sharing your story here, we have highlighted it in our blog homepage.
    Thanks for highlighting, would be nice to write more often.

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