“We Shanghainese value our image. We don’t want to lose face in front of the entire world…”
Because of the coming World Expo in Shanghai, stricter security measures have been implemented in the metro and also as far as the Beijing Railway Station. Expo volunteers suddenly appeared too, apparently to make commuter’s lives easier.
First impressions of Beijing: Smog smog smog. In fact, does the smog cause Beijingers to speak the way they do or what? At least they have cheap subway tickets.
Soft or hard sleeper tickets are recommended for overnight train trips in China. Here’s an overview of the berths, beds, comforts, and features on a T train.
In Beijing, dozens of people are hurt when an escalator suddenly reversed direction causing a chain reaction of people falling down and over each other.