Thursday, June 05, 2008

Behind the Bamboo Curtain

Work took me to the bustling capital of the People's Republic of China. You can clearly see that this Red Dragon is has awaken and flexing its muscle in this ancient and modern city, personified by the brand new $ 3.8 billion new terminal designed Sir Norman Foster with twice the size of the Pentagon, build in record time for the summer Olympics. Beijing really illustrates the multiple personalities that China posses, a capitalistic capital of a communist police state. Freedom to do whatever you wish economically, as long as you submit to the political will of the Communist party with its 2.3 million strong People's Liberation Army, seen here guarding the Forbidden City.
The city is a fascinating face to a fascinating nation on track to be, if not already, a great world power. A good first trip to China.

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