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"Qíngwén, nǐ kěyǐ..."

I’m never really sure what to expect in China. Sure, I can guarantee that I won’t understand some things and for that I’ll get some looks or if I do something I consider normal like wear sweatpants outside I’ll get some stare downs. 1,674 more words


Beijing, China - Part 2 - Cultural Immersion

I recently had the opportunity to travel to Beijing, China with USSEC (United States Soybean Export Council). I learned so much which I’d like to share with you. 656 more words


If You Want to Name a Building, Check First With Beijing

China is known for a lot of great things. The Great Wall. Great take-out. And great deals on cheaply manufactured goods. But it is a little-known and rarely heralded fact that is my favorite of all Chinese contributions to our world heritage. 1,397 more words


China with the Chens


Following our flight out of Bogota, we had a four day layover in Pennsylvania before our flight out to Beijing. The time home flew by with a few shopping trips sandwiched between visiting with family and friends. 1,147 more words


A look back: More from China's 'Forbidden City'

All visitors to Beijing must visit the Forbidden City as it is an international destination that world travelers must have checked off their bucket list. The history and the architecture overwhelms when you visit. 84 more words


Chinese President accompanies U.S. President to view an honour guard

Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) accompanies U.S. President Barack Obama to view an honour guard during a welcoming ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.