Sunday, May 4, 2008

The Chinese Paradox

China is the land of opportunity, where 1.3B people are rapidly becoming richer. And yet, China is one of the hardest places in the world to do business, due to language, culture and government.
China is developing quickly, prosperity is evident amidst poverty (see two pictures of Shanghai, above). And yet, the model of this Suzhou business park does not include the pollution evident from the rooftop.
China has amazing food, often presented in banquet form. Yet here is a picture of me eating snake.
I learned these things and more during my course in Beijing and Shanghai. And yet, I had no time to enjoy the experience more thoroughly by exploring the sites.