Chongqing Jiasite Hotel
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... economic zone. Tiananmen Square lasted from March to June 5th. Government felt like they had done well for China and didn't want to ruin things :-). So - they brought in the military and put an end to the revolt.
Now - China is the worlds biggest importer and second biggest exporter. Also biggest oil importer. 80 million people are working in private business now. Long network of high speed trains. Goes 268 miles per ...
... 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 ...
... Calcutta and Burma over the Himalayas and into Chongquing. The runway was on an island on the river here. General Stilwell surely lived in a, then, luxurious lifestyle. Through history military, politicians, heads of countries and royalty have always lived this way. The streets of squalor were and are right at their back door.
Chongquing is also known for their spicy Szechuan food and hotpots. The humidity here takes your breath ...
... and then treated to an incredibly exciting knife demonstration - not to mention the peeler! - all of which was shockingly available to buy at the end. We didn't choose to partake in the mass knife buying, being conscious of the difficulties getting sharp objects through airport security, but pretty much everyone else on the bus did. After the excitement of the knife museum, it was back on the bus to finally make it to the caves and our lunch. It was a typical Chinese meal, ...