The Sunday Record Troy, NY By Bill Marcus Standing on Tiananmen Square where history’s ink is far from dry, you can see the countdown clock tick off the seconds until the July 1, 1997 takeover of Hong Kong. A few blocks from Mao Zedong’s tomb you buy the Herald-Tribune and read Anthony Lewis’ scathing criticism of the Chinese government’s treatment of its dissidents. Voice of American and the BBC are […]

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The Sunday Record Troy, NY By Bill Marcus You better love people if you go to China because they are everywhere. A pro-tourism campaign by the Beijing city government asked locals to try not to stare at foreigners but it doesn’t seem to have worked. Many Chinese have never seen non-Asians and they want to know more. As a result, during a recent trip to China, people gawked at us […]

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