After the usual delays, we arrived in Beijing over an hour behind schedule. From the window of the plane, we had an arial view of fireworks exploding across Beijing-- this in honor of the Festival of Lanterns, which terminates their two week long New Year's Festival. Can't send you pictures yet. I'm working from a hotel business center, and my time here is limited. This trip is very structured. Today, we will be taken around Beijing by partners from Beijing Northern Technology University, and then on to Nanjing in the late afternoon. There is no sleeping in, even after 2 days in airports and on planes. The hotel is very posh.
As on my earlier visits to China, my good friend Dennis Cope is posting to my blog. I hope I'll have pictures for you soon.