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June 2000


The Office
Training Rooms

The Sites
The Great Wall
The Ming Tombs
The Summer Palace
The Forbidden City
Tianamen Square

Wheat Drying
Silk Street
Street Scenes
Other Shopping
Other Fun Stuff

A city of 12 million people - mostly poor.   The "middle" class of people live very well on about $1,000 per month.   To give you an idea, cab rides have averaged about $2 to $3 for a half-hour ride.  

Shopping is an experience to behold.  There is a starting price, your bottom line offer and then you go from there.  The only places where the prices are absolutely set are in the shopping malls, however, even then most things are discounted and an additional 5 - 10% off is always a possibility.

Traffic Rules - the only rules for traffic is that there are no rules.    If there is a person whose job it is to keep traffic from entering a certain area, he advises you that you should not enter.  If you DO enter, it is not his job to stop you - that's someone else's job.  In an intersection - if you get there first, you have the right of way.  Bicycles and pedestrians are always a problem.   Yield - not on your life.

Experience the noise during a traffic jam????  Imagine that it is a way of life.  The most important parts on automobiles are the brakes and the horn.

The links on the left will take you to various places around this ancient city.

Beijing - First Look

The trip from Singapore to Beijing was uneventful.  The trip from the airport was uneventful, however, I am seeing a completely different city from Singapore.   There is a haze hanging over the entire city.  It is hot and dusty and noisy.   There seems to be squalor within a few hundred feet from grandeur.  The first overall look at the city is always best from ones hotel room.  The pictures on the right are a good example.

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The Glenayre Office

Office Reception

Inside a 17-story modern office building in downtown Beijing is our office.  A thoroughly modern suite of offices and cubicles house the entire staff and classrooms.

The Training Rooms


Dawn and Wendy Sun in the Beijing Classroom

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Dawn and her class (click for bigger picture)

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