With a surface area of about 455,000 km2, Gansu Province is larger than Sweden (ca. 450,000 km2) and almost 100,000 km2 larger than Germany. Historically speaking Gansu has been a key link for the Northern Silk Road, and still today archaeologists discover new artefacts, grottoes and relics from China’s (and the really from the world’s) rich history of human cultural interaction. 354 more words
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Hong Kong Lawmaker Sees Difficulty Ahead For Government Leaders -- "The worry is real" -- "opposition everywhere"
By Joyce Ng
South China Morning Post
Jasper Tsang, Legco president. Photo: Dickson Lee
Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing says governance will remain difficult even if Leung Chun-ying successfully seeks another term of office in 2017. 212 more words
It is summer, now, and I feel the heat most heavily when I’m naked, in bed, sweating. That’s not supposed to be a hot image, if you could just see my setup here: black from body after body after body mattress, made up with a roses on zebra stripe sheet that I sprayed with pesticide after finding lice all over it, sewer smells stuck in the linoleum from a pipe that runs through the floor. 477 more words