Last train home


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Just between Vietnam and China, it is close to 1 Billion people get on trains, planes and automobiles, trying to get home on the country side for the year of the Horse. Catchy label for them would be ” Confucian Consumers”. They will be scrambling on any form of transportation, whether they are black or white (to para-phase Deng’s dictum), as long as it gets them home. Home to the green fields, flat earth, and the traditional order (but they would be wearing Nike and carrying fake I phone).

KFC does a little better in China, where old mores still rule, at  least on Chinese New Year (whose parade this month in San Francisco is the largest of its kind outside of Mainland).

Neighboring Cambodia observed its New Year a few months back, this time, no major stampede reported.

Chinese cities will look eerily empty.

Conversely, grave yards get more…

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