Honestly, I do not understand what's with this prejudice some people have against China. Even telling people that I'm off to innocent Shenzhen for a weekend of cavorting with foot-masseurs and having clothes tailor-made, always elicits the reaction: Be careful!
Not only people who have never been across the border, but an astonishing number of fairly season travelers in this most intriguing of countries seem to harbor an under worry that the great red dark Communist landmass of China is actually nothing to be, if not entirely avoided So at least treated with the greatest trepidation, like some unexploded landmine.
. "China is dangerous!" They wail. "It's dirty! Everybody is a crook! You'll get robbed! Or worse!"
Hong Kong people both of the local and beige persuasion, I feel, are strange in that they're rather spend hours getting to the airport and go through is more and more grueling security … Read More