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  1. Modern China July,2004 NCTA Study Tour

  2. Aerial view of the Forbidden City

  3. The Imperial Summer Palace

  4. Beijing license plate

  5. Chinese graffiti on the Great Wall

  6. Note the air quality issues !

  7. A night shopping area in Beijing

  8. Wanfujing – a pedestrian area

  9. A very busy night spot.

  10. Mao Zedong’s portrait

  11. Hutong Tour in Beijing

  12. The Chinese government is busy removing Hutong’s before the Summer 2008 Olympics come to Beijing. They are going to be a way of life from the past. They are crowded but offered a unique type of urban life.

  13. Hutong bedroom

  14. Small streets and houses

  15. A memorial to Red Guards in the Hutong neighborhood

  16. Narrow streets & rainy weather

  17. Hutong area from above

  18. Beijing Drum Tower

  19. Climbing up to the tower area.

  20. Drums told the time for half the day.

  21. Drums

  22. Small houses without sanitation.

  23. A pedicab we took on a tour of the Hutongs.

  24. Prince Gong’s Mansion

  25. Prince Gong was a bureaucrat who built several lovely homes for himself. Eventually he was charged, tried and executed for dishonesty.

  26. Lovely painting under the roof

  27. His fish pond and pavilion

  28. The tea room area .

  29. A restaurant with Qing greeters

  30. A throne fit for an emperor

  31. How a lady would have traveled.

  32. A lovely picnic spot.

  33. Beauty all around you.

  34. A lily

  35. Typical appetizers .

  36. Dumplings shaped like many things. What you select tells something about you.

  37. Our sleeper car to X’ian

  38. Our Qing hostess

  39. Terrace Farming from the train to X’ian

  40. Chang’an, the start of the Silk Roads

  41. A walled city with an existing moat. Notice the air quality!

  42. A coal fired electric plant

  43. More than 1 million people live in caves because they are energy efficient.

  44. Old & new. Everywhere you look there are construction cranes !

  45. This is a memorial for the dead.

  46. A large display of some Chinese gods

  47. Chengdu, western China

  48. Even in western China !

  49. A busy street in Chengdu

  50. A rural home outside Chengdu