Shimmering Shanghai


Pudong, the business district of Shanghai

Editing some of the pictures from my trip to China. Before I arrived I expected to find a communist country that was slowly embracing a market economy. A ‘without frills’ society, perhaps doing somewhat better (in terms of personal wealth) than Cuba. Oh, how wrong I was. None of your frugal, ‘East German’ style ‘commie’ austerity – everywhere we saw gleaming skyscrapers, designer boutiques and every brand of luxury car you could think of. All the time Liz and I were there we only came across one beggar, just one! But more importantly, there was no one sleeping on the streets.