Friday, August 31, 2007

The Kebab Boy would be proud of me!

I accompanied my new boss on a two-day business trip this week.

He's a South African, from Capetown, new to Beijing. He was telling me he missed his house on the beach back home, the chance to go surfing whenever he felt like it.

"I like to be able to look out of my window and see sand dunes," he said.

"Maybe Beijing's the right place for you, then," I replied. "Just give it a few more years."

And it occurred to me that arch-China-curmudgeon Nanheyangrouchuan would have been proud of me. The inevitable desertification of the whole of north and central China is one of his favourite disaster scenarios. Go check out his new blog if you don't believe me.

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