My trip to Shenzhen, China Januanry 8 to February 26, 2003 by Greg Henry Waters
Just would like to update interested people
about my trip to China. I was so surprised about almost everything there.
Shenzhen is a large modern city of about 7 million people. They have all
the buildings and roads that make up a modern city. As you may know, I
grew up during the cold war and all we thought about China was the Red Flag they had and that their system of
government was opposed to our system. Just think about it, there are 1
billion more people in China than in the USA!
Shenzhen is right next to Hong Kong. But what I learned is that their country has all the same problems
that we have: housing, work, unemployment, education, health, family problems, immigration
problems within their own country due to the large population, Taiwan and China
still having their cold war, the rural population living in the old world,
diet, and of course transportation and roads. China is going to put men in space this year and they are
developing their hi-tech industry as fast as they can. Anyway, I think
one should read the newspapers from there to get a feel of what is going
on. I believe because we had such a long cold war with China we may not think clearly about this country, it is
not the same country of 20 years ago. They are going into the
international market place by joining the World Trade Organization. So
from one point of view they will have the same business functions as we do, or
any other western country, if not already.
Here are the newspaper sites you can visit.
The Standard http://www.thestandard.com.hk
South China Morning Post http://www.scmp.com
The Taiwan News http://eTaiWannews.com
Could not get this to open but maybe you can!
The papers in Shenzhen where I
lived for 7 weeks.
read this file about a newspaper article that was written about me. Also
read the other material on that page it was a difficult day in China with a lot
of bad news. PDF FILE