Said to be one of the best skylines in the world.
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.
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.
While shopping around Shanghai.
Around the French Concession in Shanghai.
This is what the Great Wall of China looks like from the air. Note the dreadful air quality that tourists and travellers inhale.
Breathing in China is hazardous to one's health.
Stuck in traffic on a New Year's Eve.
Sunlight falls on a building on Tsim Sha Tsui.
Once upon a time, China defended itself from invaders. The role is quite reversed now.
A collection of terracotta warriors and horses depicting the army of China's first Emperor Qin Shih Huang.