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China: Life

China was a truly interesting place to live. When I found out I was moving to China it was cool!! I have never been there before, and this place looks really cool!! Of course, that is the attitude I had when I first moved there. After about a month, I was sick all of the time, and I was getting really sick of having to breathe polluted air!

China has been in the news a lot lately because of the Hong Kong switchover. Most of the Hong Kong people did not want to become part of China again because of all of the rules and regulations about children and such that they have to follow. The calmness of the country is extremely scary. I think of it as the calm before the storm  because sooner or later things could go bad over there. China was not equipped to handle the 2000 Olympics, and I don't think that China is equipped to handle Hong Kong.

Too many bad events could occur in China, and I am just so happy that left before any of them happened. For example, Deng Xiao Ping death was a tragic loss because he, I believe, was the glue that was holding Beijing together. I also was glad that my family left before Hong Kong was handed back over to China. One of the big problems is that most people in Hong Kong speak Cantonese, and the majority of the other people speak Mandarin.

I apologize to anyone who thinks otherwise, but I did not particularly like this post and I don't think I will ever go back. I believe  that China will have good times, but it also could have more bad times and will end up either flourishing or becoming a devastated country.


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