CONTRASTING VIEWS FROM CHINA
My recent trip to China to research the UFO scene there and to participate in the UFO conference at Dalian also afforded me the opportunity to experience some contrasting views. In front of my hotel at Dalian the modern and the ancient are juxtaposed - the taikonaunt (the Chinese astronaut) and the terracotta warriors. I got to see the real thing, in terms of the ancient terracotta warriors, when Cici my guide in Xi'an took me to see the so called "Eight Wonder of the World" - the subterranean Army of Emperor Qin Shi Huang - indeed an extraordinary site. The Shaanxi History Museum in Xi'an is an extraordinary showcase of the rich history of the area and reveals some rather odd finds.
At Dalian other interest artefacts caught my eye - one of the conference sponsor's UFO cars and the UFO tower.
(Images - copyright Bill Chalker)