China Road

A Journey Into the Future of a Rising Power

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Ha scritto il 22/03/10
Sort of a travelogue across China along Route 312, from SE supermodern Shangai to NW remote Uzbekistan border. The author is a British journalist who spent several periods in China over the past two decades. An outsider's views on China, mainly targe...Continua
Ha scritto il 20/09/08
This book leaves me in a very complicated state-of-mind. You probably are yelling at me, 'what on earth are you reading China writen by a gweilo?' For my money, first, it's sometimes good and interesting to look at our own country from an outsider's...Continua
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Ha scritto il Mar 16, 2010, 19:54
Xi'an. My next destination is Lanzhou, a journey of more than three hundred miles, and a new expressway between the two cities provides a much more direct route. The guidebook says the trip takes fourteen hours by bus along the expressway
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Ha scritto il Sep 20, 2008, 14:38
Route 312 has been transformational for me too, and helped me see so much that I didn't know. But it's not the same fore me. it's very different. I've come to love route 312 in all its schizophrenic ways, but i'm an outsider. I can leave. I am leavin...Continua
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Ha scritto il Sep 20, 2008, 13:56
"China is a colonial power," he says. "It has occupied us and is simply extracting our resources."No one can say that sort of thing in public, though no dobut Uighurs say it to one anothe rall the time. For the Beijing government, so critical of West...Continua
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Ha scritto il Sep 20, 2008, 13:52
He stares at me intensely, beads of sweat rolling slowly down his temples. Then he holds up two fingers. "There is only one thing to do, and I can tell you what it is in two characters."............"Ren shou," he says, spitting the words out between
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Ha scritto il Sep 18, 2008, 16:14
When the first manned Chinese spacecraft, named Shenzhou 5, was launched, in 2003, I did the obligatory interview with the painfully proud young chinese patriots at the universities in Beijing, who told me how much it showed about China's development...Continua
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