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Official Name: The People’s Republic of China Established: 221 BCE (First imperial dynasty), 1 January 1912 (Republic established), 1 October 1949 (Proclamation of the People’s Republic)    Population: 1,400,050,000 (2019 estimate) Religion: 74% Atheist, 16% Buddhists, 2% Christians, 1% Muslims Language(s): … Continue reading

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Top 100 Movie Review: No. 024 – Chinatown (1974)

Ranked 024 on the IMDb Top 100 Movie List (as at May 2017).  Watched movie during June 2020. Cast: Jack Nicholson (J.J. Gittes), Faye Dunaway (Evelyn Mulwray), John Huston (Noah Cross), Perry Lopez (Lt Escobar), John Hillerman (Yelburton), Darrell Zwerling … Continue reading

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World Trip 2006: Day 151 – Yangzhou to Guilin, China

Saturday 26 August 2006 Highlights: Relaxing day in Yangzhou My last day in Yangzhou; a town that I have really enjoyed.   Getting up as late as possible since I have an overnight train later in the day I thought … Continue reading

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World Trip 2006: Day 150 – Yangzhou, China

Friday 25 August 2006 Highlights: Learning tai’chi, ‘Chinese Lighting’ show Determined to push through the cold I have I today signed up for a course in tai’chi.   I learnt during the lesson why I sucked at ‘Simon Says’ however … Continue reading

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World Trip 2006: Day 149 – Yangzhou, China

Thursday 24 August 2006 Highlights: Bike ride to Moon Hill, Magnificent landscape Today was a day to work the body (especially given the heat & humidity) with a bike ride into the surrounding areas and a hike up Moon Hill. … Continue reading

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World Trip 2006: Day 148: Chongqing to Yangzhou, China

Wednesday 23 August 2006 Highlights: Striking landscape After our last included meal of the trip (all cruise meals were included), we left the Ferry for our travels to Yangzhou.   We caught a flight on Xiamen Airlines from Chongqing to … Continue reading

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