China: Country of Contradictions

Published Date Author: , April 29th, 2011

Gay Travel ChinaThink of China and images of crowded cities, cheap goods and sweat shops come to mind, all set in a land of strict government and media censorship.

But China is a country full of contradictions; still revering many of the old communist values when Chairman Mao Tse Tung once ruled with an iron fist, while also grappling with the overwhelming pace of change and growth as the country finds its own way of doing things in the modern world.

Huge skyscrapers salute China’s industial achievements and aspirations; the new China is hot on the lips of every business strategist and economist keen to preempt the next game change. China is embracing its evolution – even part of the ancient Silk Road trade route is now giving way to an ultra-modern high speed rail link between Beijing and Tibet, providing a backbone for the country’s sprawling infrastructure.

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Zack, gay traveler - Gravatar Zack, gay traveler said on April 29, 2011, 4:26 pm:

I was in China last year, when you are in Shanghai it similar to any other world metropolis, but if you want to see real China, then you have to travel away from big cities. It’s a beautiful country and I hope I’ll visit it soon.

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