Harbour Plaza (Haiyi) Chongqing
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... thousands of families had their houses, their land, their livelihoods and their known lives covered by water and were --or still are-- being relocated. Some of us disagreed on whether their lives were made better or not; it became a philosophical discussion with rather heated results.
The second day we sailed through the gorgeous Qutang gorge, considered the most magnificent, and then the Wu gorge, ...
... second in power.
There have been 12 dynasties in China's history. In 1911, they got their first president. And then - Chairman Mao as of 1949. Now People's Republic of China.
Communist party has taken over the country. Called the Great Leap Forward. 1958-1961. Everything was done for the common good. All meals would be provided by the commune - free of charge. Problem was that there was no incentive to ...
... side for traffic going different ways
So - there were surely lots of people and many villages lost to this construction project. The people were given four choices as to what they could do
1. Move to one of the big cities. In this case, the children were guaranteed a factory job
2. The government would move their entire village to a higher spot with similar farming opportunities
3. Farmers ...
... I wonder what they were thinking. The Tibetans live in modest, humble places. The Chinese are building huge, square, high rise buildings everywhere! Changing the landscape for sure . . . If you were to return to Lhasa in five or six years time, what would you see?
As we rode to the airport, we enjoyed the beautiful scenery out both sides of bus. Only 20 people on the bus, of course. We sent some of our folks on the ...
... Hotel in Chongquing was like no other general manager I have met at a hotel. She came out to the bus on our arrival, along with a half dozen of her other staff, and hugged me, welcomed the group like she was welcoming us to her home. She made sure her staff was quick in distributing welcome drinks and our keys to the rooms. It took me back, her graciousness and sincerity. She welcomes many a diplomat and celebrity to her hotel, but ...