Mon, 08/09/2008 - 09:10
The 15th Beijing International Book Fair came to an end on Thursday 4th September. It took place in Tianjin, 120km Southeast of Beijing and there is no doubt that it fell just a bit short of the real thing.
The fair has grown steadily over the past few years, in line with China’s booming economy, constrained only the available...
Tue, 02/09/2008 - 18:44
Arriving in Beijing after the Olympics, might be a bit like arriving a day late for the party of the year, but though the abandoned Bird’s Nest looked a bit forlorn, the city looked incredibly clean, quiet and most of all green. The latter effect created by a massive army of peasant labour, on peppercorn rates, which had planted...