Sunday, August 12, 2012
The Wild East
From Chengdu to the hustle & bustle of Chongqing where the trial of Gu Kailai, accused of poisoning British businessman Neil Heywood in a hotel (not the one I'm in) last year, has just ended with a confession... the same day as an armed hold-up outside a local bank left one woman dead and two men injured. The killer is still at large. So I sat in the lounge, decorated with Chinese & Union Jack flags, sipping the local brew while watching the final day of the Olympics. So, in the end, USA pipped China in the medals table. No outpourings of grief in evidence.