A friend/professor/grad studies mentor of ours just returned to the States from an education trip to China. After getting detained for swine flu on the way in, he traveled all over and the last few days ended up in the middle of the communications blackout on account of accidentally being in the wrong city at the wrong time. It was his first trip to China, and in an e-mail from Hong Kong on his way out he briefly described his first impressions:
Being in China is like living in the past, present and future all at once.
Have you been to China? Are you in China? How would you finish the sentence, “Being in China is like…”?