Glimpses of China

Print edition : September 12, 1998

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A sunny day at Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Inside the Forbidden City. Once the home of China's emperors, the Forbidden City was so named because commoners were forbidden to enter it. Today, it is a major tourist attraction.

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Two Chinese girls outside the Temple of Heaven in Beijing. Shanghai skyscrapers, contrasting with dwellings and other buildings.

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At "Book City", a multi-storeyed bookstore in Beijing. At a handicraft factory and store in Xian.

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Living standards have improved remarkably since 1980. The Big Wild Goose Pagoda in Xian, associated with the celebrated Buddhist monk, Xuanzang, "Master of the Tripitaka", who spent 16 years in India in the seventh century A.D.

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Yu Gardens, a Ming dynasty Chinese garden in Shanghai. Outside a Ming Tomb in Beijing.

Inside the adjacent Ci'en Temple, built in the seventh century A.D. Selling magazines on a Beijing street.

An acrobatic show in Beijing. "The Eighth Wonder of the World": terracotta warriors guarding the tomb of the first Chinese Emperor, Qin Shi Huang, who died in 210 B.C.

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