We landed in Beijing and found a safe cosmopolitan city, not that different to London. However, when we glimpse the back streets we can see old China. China has got rich very quickly and the young people are keen to understand and experience Western life. Starbucks and MacDonalds are dotted around the city.
Below is a view from my hotel. The city is very polluted, many of us have itchy eyes or the ‘Beijing cough’.