Jade necklets on Panjiayuan market
Great Hall of the People, Beijing
During my recent visit to Beijing, the annual parliament meeting took place. The parliament agreed that fighting corruption and fixing environment pollution are the two most prominent issues.
I can't really comment on their fight against corruption, but for me it will be interesting to see what China will do to fix the heavy smog. When talking to my Chinese colleagues I learnt that everyone agrees that air pollution is a very big problem and must be solved asap. However, it is unclear how to do that because the pollution is partly caused by big steel factories employing millions of people.
The Red Wall
Still China, but found in the Forbidden City and not in the mountains :-)
Train station at Beijing international airport at terminal 3
This is my personal favorite of my shots from Beijing even though it has nothing China-specific. I took it in the home of the artist Qi Baishi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qi_Baishi), who was a famous painter in China.
Es ist erschütternd, wie ein Einzelner es schafft, innnerhalb von 9 Sekunden einen ganzen Berufsstand zu diskreditieren. Da kann man schon mal den Glauben an den Rechtsstaat verlieren…
Defense towers of the Great Wall near Jinshanling
Subway leaving Gleisdreieck station near Potsdamer Platz