Sorry, I know nothing much about this and I am just making a frivolus comment, perhaps, but if there is no restriction on entering the country, why don't you visit?
One visit might be worth a thousand Pictures!
While I don't think you plan is bad, (I just glanced at it- and I do not know where you are comming from with this desire, but) I know that in war when the victor helps the defeated country get back on their feet, they can grow to be friends much sooner than when they ignore their suffering.
I used to listen to VOA as well as Radio Beijin or something like that... it was interesting... Years ago, When I first visited China, I had a strong apprehension that the people there would be anti-American and worried a bit for my safety.
Well, I had numerous revealations and some of them I will never forget.
While riding on a train I found a picture button of Mao... (dont know the spelling so I will leave it at that) I put it on... (no particular reason, more of fashion than anything else, like the way some young people wear the cross or the swasticka etc.etc.) (Well, who knows, perhaps I thought I might blend in better...) anyway, as I walked down the ailse in the train, people began to speak to me and they asked about the button... I shrugged and said "no reason" Someone pulled it off of me and threw it on the floor... Another person asked me where I was from, I replied hesitantly, the US, and there was a slight round of applause... someone gave me the thumbs up sign and said "GOOD COUNTRY!"
I was totally blown away.
Listening to the governments continous anti-American comments had convinced me the Chinese did not like Americans... that was not the truth.
But the Chinese government wasen't telling me that.
I learned to listen to the people.
I had a lot interesting experiences after that, with different people in different parts of the country.
My point of all this is that nothing substitutes for the truth.
If you go forward with your idea, I hope to see the pictures!
I also hope the pictures speak the truth.
Good luck with your project, if you get some interesting images, I would not mind helping to print them up!
Last edited by Ray Rogers; 04-06-2008 at 01:47 PM. Click to view previous post history.
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