China On The Brink - earthquake en Earthquake shifts views of psychology in China <p>He Quanjia picks up his six-year-old daughter so she can get a better view of the 211-foot-tall Big Goose pagoda, a Buddhist temple that attracts numerous tourists to Xian every year. He, his wife Gao Li, and their two young daughters, are visiting the 1,000-year-old temple that although is well-preserved, was closed to visitors for structural damage caused by the earthquake in Sichuan province last May.</p> <p><a href="">read more</a></p> Travel Diary Beijing children earthquake Ganzu government Growing Pains psychology Shanghai Sichuan Xian Tue, 24 Jun 2008 03:45:08 -0600 Carol Schliesinger 363 at The Unluckiest Lucky Number <p>Symbolizing prosperity, eight is the luckiest number in Chinese numerology. Bank accounts, addresses, and license plates with healthy doses of eights fetch top dollar. The Beijing Olympic Games are scheduled to begin on 8/8/2008 at 8:00 p.m.</p> <p>That many eights may have been too much of a good thing, one of our translators remarked the other day. The opening ceremonies' supposedly auspicious date has been preceded by a tragic run of hard luck.</p> <p><a href="">read more</a></p> Travel Diary Beijing earthquake Mon, 02 Jun 2008 08:21:59 -0600 Christopher Crawford 155 at