The skyline of Hong Kong, China
       
     
A peaceful rise?
       
     
Living Well?
       
     
The Spinning Plates
       
     
French Concession
       
     
The 'Great' Wall
       
     
Beijing Capital International Airport
       
     
Hong Kong Streets
       
     
Good Morning Hong Kong
       
     
The Great Wall of China
       
     
The Terracotta Warriors of Xi'an
       
     
The skyline of Hong Kong, China
       
     
The skyline of Hong Kong, China

Said to be one of the best skylines in the world.

A peaceful rise?
       
     
A peaceful rise?

There is nothing benevolent about Chinese rise. The annexation and the continued occupation and cultural genocide in Tibet, the occupation in East Turkestan, the land and sea grabs in the WPS as well as in Bhutan, India, Kazakhstan and Vietnam are testaments to the fact that so-called peaceful rise is but an illusion. One would have to be delusional, ignorant or funded by Beijing to actually believe that the continued harassment of Philippine boats in Philippine waters and occupation of several islands are isolated incidents. The sovereignty of the Philippines is bigger than its close relations with Washington.

Living Well?
       
     
Living Well?

Most of Hong Kong lives in cramped living spaces. An irony that despite its wealth, it doesn't afford a reasonably relaxed standard of living for most of its citizens.

The Spinning Plates
       
     
The Spinning Plates

While shopping around Shanghai.

French Concession
       
     
French Concession

Around the French Concession in Shanghai.

The 'Great' Wall
       
     
The 'Great' Wall

This is what the Great Wall of China looks like from the air. Note the dreadful air quality that tourists and travellers inhale.

Beijing Capital International Airport
       
     
Beijing Capital International Airport

Breathing in China is hazardous to one's health.

Hong Kong Streets
       
     
Hong Kong Streets

Stuck in traffic on a New Year's Eve.

Good Morning Hong Kong
       
     
Good Morning Hong Kong

Sunlight falls on a building on Tsim Sha Tsui.

The Great Wall of China
       
     
The Great Wall of China

Once upon a time, China defended itself from invaders. The role is quite reversed now.

The Terracotta Warriors of Xi'an
       
     
The Terracotta Warriors of Xi'an

A collection of terracotta warriors and horses depicting the army of China's first Emperor Qin Shih Huang.