|There are a lot of things going on in the society. During
my stay in China following happened:
Political talks on a high level between China and Russia,
discussing economical exchange and cooperation. China and Russia
has not been on speaking terms for a long time, now they are reaching
out hands towards each other.
Lots of discussions about international security and economical
development. Like the CCTV had serious discussions about matters as,
European security policy, international trading, the danger of
economical overheating in China, the war in Iraq, etcetera. It's obvious that no one likes GW Bush and American
Private property rights discussed and also reforms on social
security and funds for retired people. Those are two really important
but controversial issues.
Two or three satellites were lunched and placed in orbit. While
Russian space program is on hold, the NASA is facing security problem,
China is now in advance.
This year is the
"French cultural year" in China, and Jean Michel Jarre made
the most spectacular show at the Tiananmen square.
Tennis Grand Prix was played in China for the first time. And there
was a lot of talk about golf and golf courses. Both of with are really
not "Chinese" sports. They usually stick to team sports.
They are communists, you know.
Formula One race executed in Shanghai and some NBL basketball teams
was visiting China for friendly games.