One thing I think I should mention briefly. I don't want this blog to give people a skewed view of life in China. I'm really enjoying my time here, but unfortunately good news just isn't as interesting as bad news.
On Thursday we had an opening banquet and it was really good.
On Friday I mentally ran through the various ways in which I could use my keys and a bit of paper in my pocket to commit suicide so that I could taste sweet oblivion and escape the mindless prattle of a Party member's speech.
So yes, I am enjoying myself, but I made a promise that I would only report on the more interesting aspects of this place.