The thrill on Canton Tower – China’s tallest, world’s 3rd

By Edmund Smith-Asante, GUANGZHOU

The Canton Tower at close range.   PICTURE BY EDMUND SMITH-ASANTE.jpg
The Canton Tower at close range. PICTURE BY EDMUND SMITH-ASANTE

If I was at my daring best when I climbed 877 wooden steps up the Kwahu Mountain at Obo Kwahu in 2016, then going up the Canton Tower in China defies any form of description.

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Everybody was Kung Fu fighting

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The “Legend of Kung Fu – Return of the Dragon”, first showed in May, 2004 at the Red Theatre in Beijing, drawing a record of 4,401 performances in Beijing alone and 1,218 performances in countries throughout the world and entertaining over 3.8 million audiences.

By Edmund Smith-Asante, BEIJING, CHINA

Kung fu in action. PICTURE BY EDMUND SMITH-ASANTE.jpg
Kung fu in action. PICTURE BY EDMUND SMITH-ASANTE

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Tian’anmen – More than just a square

By Edmund Smith-Asante, BEIJING

Chairman Mao Zedong's picture overlooks the Tian'anmen Square from the north. PICTURE BY EDMUND SMITH-ASANTE
Chairman Mao Zedong’s picture overlooks the Tian’anmen Square from the north. PICTURE BY EDMUND SMITH-ASANTE 

All that I knew about the famed Tian’anmen Square in China was a story about a student protest that had gone awry some years ago. But that square had etched a certain impression on my mind.

 

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