Saturday, December 17, 2011

The other China

The difference between the haves and the have nots in China is a growing gap. On our trips we meet Chinese from the big cities like Beijing or Shanghai, they have money to travel. They have the 2,000 yuan to fly around the country. Elsewhere there is another group who has never seen 2,000 yuan in their lives. They live in rural China and eke out very meager living from what they produce. Here one is hardpressed to see more motorized transportation. They use charcoal to cook with and horses to pull their carts.

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