Ken Follett, you just might be my favourite author. What a beast…
I am simply amazed at the way the characters were crafted.
In Beijing, walking the Great Wall of China was breathtaking! Both physically and mentally. This is one China’s greatest creation! It was brilliant to me. Still, I see the local people spitting on it as they go. What??? Do they know what they’re spitting on? Do they have any respect for their ancestors, for their nationality, for their country? The second you step out of Hong Kong, it’s like a whole new species. No rules, no discipline. Now I know why Joey told me you had to separate Hong Kong and China. People are just so different.
China is industrializing much too fast for the people. They have no opportunities to see what the outside world is like, they have much to learn. When people are standing by the street, selling me fake food and toys, I wonder where they hid their integrity. But the only reasoning I can think of, is that they are desperate. Money is something they could never take for granted. The rich is too rich, and the poor is too poor. And the unbalance is too great. I know they just need time. With time, they will change.
Will I live there? No. Will I go back? Absolutely! I can’t wait to travel all corners of the Earth to see everything for myself.
Hong Kong, China