Sierra in Asia

Sierra, a senior majoring in marketing and member of SMU’s Cross Country and Track and Field teams, is participating this summer in SMU-in-Australia-and-Asia. The group will spend three weeks traveling in China to cities including Shanghai and Beijing, and then will spend three weeks in Western Australia.

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On to Beijing

Well, it is hard to believe it has already been 5 days. We are currently on our way to Beijing. While flying over Hong Kong, it was incredible to see how highly dense the city was and yet so contained. Most all of the buildings were so similar to each other.

Tomorrow we will get a briefing from the U.S. embassy on the current economic and political situation in China, followed by a briefing on the changing dynamics of Chinese society and the increasing appetite for consumer goods. We will make a few cultural visits, walk the Great Wall and then see the Olympic Game sights. We have a busy day ahead, so I better get some rest.

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