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If you would be a
real seeker after truth,
it is necessary that
at least once in your life
you doubt, as far as possible, all things.
Rene Descartes (1596 - 1650)

Travel Index:

Beijing, China,
November 16 - 30, 1999

Tiananmen Square

Huge. Millions fit. October 1999 marked the 50th anniversary of the Communist victory. The square was so crowded with the parade and dignitaries and participants that it was blocked off to citizens. I am at the gate of the forbidden city.

At bottom is a view of the square with the ubiquitous cabbages. Citizens of Beijing store cabbage and Chinese onion for winter vegetables, even within the Palace.

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China index | The local park | Chinese friends | Peking Opera & Peking University |
The Great Wall | Tiananmen Square | The Forbidden City and Imperial Palace |
Imperial Palace, Confucius Temple, Ming Tombs, Buddhist temples |
Imperial and Summer Palaces, Confucian Temple | Summer Palace, Confucian Temple |
University of International Business and Economics; self-portraits!