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Wandering the Streets of the Old Town, Amoy (閒遊老廈門)

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Across the narrow straits from Gulangyu Island sits Old Amoy – the Chinese settlement, and the commercial heart of the former colony.  Here’s where the city’s major banks, trading and merchant houses were situated.  Here it was that tea, rice, … Continue reading

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An Afternoon in Old Canton…

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Most visitors to Guangzhou today don’t come for the history, heritage or architecture.  They come for business, trade, industry, commerce.  History, heritage and architecture are the last things on their mind.  Which is perfectly in keeping, ironically, with Guangzhou’s heritage as … Continue reading

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