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Chaos in China - notes from my paper diary of 1989

CHINA | Wed, 21 Aug 2013 | By simon_monk | Views [1730] | Comments [1]

Memories can be disarmingly deceptive. It scarcely seems possible that its been 25 years since I first visited China. Because of the 25th anniversary of Tiannamen, I was asked recently about rarely reported chaos in Chengdu out west and what I knew of ... Read more >

Tags: 1989, chengdu, china, riot

The philosphy of life ...

CHINA | Sat, 11 Mar 2006 | By simon_monk | Views [7472] | Comments [3]

Do you ever wonder how fragile our lives are and how they can turn on a dime? I mean really wonder? In 1918 one of my Grandfathers was fighting in WWI and leading a group of young men in the trenches in France (I think). A mortar round landed ... Read more >

Tags: 1989, anarchy, chengdu, danger, death, grenade, life, near miss, philosophy of travel, tiananmen square

 

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