Posted by: rbbadger | June 9, 2009

It’s been a long, strange trip

Since 1980, Deng Xiaoping and the rest of China’s leadership have wisely come around to the idea of something of a market economy.  China really has changed a lot in this respect.  I found it very interesting that the Forbidden City, once home to the Ming and Qing emperors sports signage sponsored by American Express and other companies.  It’s enough to make Chairman Mao’s body spin in its mausoleum!




  1. That’s so silly! It is so neat that you got to go see these things, though. How cool!

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