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U.S., China the same in many ways

May 27, 2011
By Brittney Moraski , Daily Press

HANGZHOU, China -In the course of my time in China, I've visited 15 cities, traveled down two rivers, and crisscrossed the country by train, plane, taxi, and bus. I've learned to dodge phlegm spat onto the ground and to look out for infants urinating in bushes. I've picked up a vocabulary of basic Chinese and I know to walk a straight line on sidewalks, lest a soundless electric scooter be about to pass me on either side. I also know how to use a toilet that lacks, well, a toilet.

 
 
 

 

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