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China - A Book Without a Last Page, 2018

A place detached from reality, China has been fascinating me for many years. Only here I came across women sweeping blossoms that cover the square as soon as they are removed, and men hammering iron without seeing the light of day. In spite of the many travels and novels I read about China, the thought process of Chinese people still eludes me. Thus an insatiable curiosity keeps haunting me. Is it the pride from many years of extravagant dynasties or the suppression during the Communist regime that is carried on through many generations, I may never understand. 

China is like a book without a last page. 

During the ten days we spent in Xi’ān, Píngyáo, Dàtóng and Beijing, we were completely out of touch from the outside world. The government regulations on internet are more extensive than any other country here. Recently, regulations were tightened more when the government found gaps in the firewall which allowed visitors to access blocked content through hotels’ VPNs.

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