Sunday, May 15, 2011

Raining today...


This is the Three Gorges Dam in China or the Three Georges Dam as one newspaper called it in its English version of the newspaper.  China had to move over 2 million people for the big lake behind this lake.  Unlike here, people in China got very little for their farms as the private contractor and the government tried to keep the money away from the people.

And to think the government in China calls it national congress The Peoples' Congress.  What a joke: no one is elected to that congress as all are appointed by the local communist officials. 

I am reading  book of short stories based in China.  Apologies Forthcoming is authored by a Chinese author who now lives in the United States with her husband and family.  She grew up on Chongqing. The stories are all set during the Cultural Revolution (the "Ten Disastrous Years, as the Chinese call it) or within a few years after it ended in 1976 with the death of Mao, the world's worst dictator.  The short stories are so very good in this book. I got this book on my Kindle and it so easy to read. I recommend this book to every one.

The author also has a blog called Inside-Outside China and I read it every week.

Enjoy the remaining hours of our weekend.


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