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An American in China

Chinese New Year is Over- Let the Chaos Begin!

Posted by w_thames_the_d on February 14, 2011


The Chinese new year is drawing to a close and although all the migrant workers (non-Beijingers) have not returned, most of the professionals have. The result is that once again each subway car and elevator is packed with people, staring at one another with hate in their eyes as they wish China had about 800 000 000 fewer people. The reality is that if they had this many fewer people, they would be more like someplace like Cambodia or Laos rather than modern day China.

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