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When did he live in China?
a) Last year
b) Two years ago
c) Three years ago
What are they trying to do to the Great Wall of China?
a) Build it up
b) Tear it down
c) Paint it
Who discovered the Terra-Cotta Warriors?
b) A farmer
c) A miner
How many warriors are there?
a) A few dozen
b) Less than a hundred
c) Hundreds of them
What did he do in the Yangzhe River?
a) Go fishing
b) Visit the new dam
c) Go swimming
OK, Phil, you just got back from living in China.
Yeah, I lived in China about two years ago.
Wow. What was China like?
Uh, China was an eye-opener. It's a very old culture,
but there's not many new, there's not many old
things around in China, through wars, through the
cultural revolution, a lot of stuff's been burnt,
a lot of stuff just's been knocked down. One of the
few old things that is there is the Great Wall
of China. It's very famous this wall, very big,(Yeah)
They are doing some efforts to try and build the wall up
again, but when I was there, I believe it was August,
2002 it was still mostly old stuff.
Yeah, what else did you see in China?
Ah, I went to Xian and I saw the Terra-cotta warriors.
Terra-cotta warriors were discovered shortly after
Mao died in the late 70's by a farmer who was
digging a well, and he was digging this well and
he found all these stone warriors,literally hundreds
of them, and it's a national treasure now.
Wow! That's fascinating.
Yeah, it's really an impressive thing to see. Those
are the two really old man-made things that I saw in China.
Was there anything else that was really spectacular?
The Three Gorges tour was really good. Sadly they
are all under water now because of the dam project,
but I was able to go shortly before it was flooded
and really, really enjoyed it. Saw a lot of beautiful
things. Surprisingly enough the water was a lot cleaner
than I thought and I actually went swimming in it.
Yeah, for, this is the Yangzhe River in China and if you've
ever seen the Yangzhe, most parts of it, you certainly
wouldn't want to swim in it, but these parts were pristine.
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