China has more than a hundred cities with populations over a million. If asked to name cities in China, most people outside of China would probably say Shanghai, Beijing, Xian, or Guangzhou (once known as Canton).
Mike Conklin, in a special to the Tribune Newspapers, reveals a rare gem in Xiamen, China—a southeast port across the Taiwan Straits from Taiwan.
One of China’s top universities is located in Xiamen with about 30,000 students along with a half dozen other colleges.
Besides great beaches and “CLEAN AIR”, the population is environmentally conscious and prices are low. Two years ago, the Central Chinese government planned to build a chemical plant in Xianmen. Students took to the streets in peaceful protest and more than a million text messages were sent objecting to the chemical plant. The central government changed its plans—meaning no chemical plant was built in or near Xiamen. Source: Chicago Tribune
Discover China’s ancient capital, Xian.
Lloyd Lofthouse is the award-winning author of My Splendid Concubine [3rd edition]. When you love a Chinese woman, you marry her family and culture too. This is the love story Sir Robert Hart did not want the world to discover.
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