There must be more communists in Berkeley than in Beijing. That thought crossed my mind as we swept through Beijingâ€™s wide streets, crowded with cars and lined with tall modern buildings. A more bustling capitalistic city would be hard to imagine.
I think most Americans would be shocked to see Beijing today. A friend of mine, well traveled and well-read, told me he thought he would find a city to compare to Mumbai or Managua. Instead, he found a city to compare to New York or Chicago.[Read more...]