I've just been back to Beijing. And it is indeed right in the middle of Changsha and Chicago. :-) It is in terms of geography, weather, environment, smokers, real-estate price and life-style. I guess that I will have more to say later when I am back to Chicago.
China is still familiar and new. One thing is for sure, it is the great power on the rise and it is nonstoppable. Don't miss the opportunities!
The fireworks has been booming since twilight and it is still in full rage.