My second day in Beijing: Dan Korman
After a good night of rest I was ready to see more of Beijing. We started off with the technology expo which was very educational. Some of the technology there was simply amazing. The touch screen seemed to be a big hit. Technology like the touch screen seems to be the way of the future. I could see so many possible ways that companies could use that for their business practices. Again the Chinese marketers were working in a very aggressive manner trying to lure spectators to their displays. Although they were not actually selling anything in most cases, they used the technology expo as a marketing tool for their business.
We then ate a KFC for lunch. The food was very good, but I think that the KFC in China has a little bit more spice to their meals than the American version. Also, next store we seen a Pizza Hut which looked like a world class restaurant. This was quite the site to see. In America Pizza Hut is a huge and successful company, but it is not considered high class. However, the Pizza Hut we seen in Beijing looked like a 5 star restaurant.
We winded down the day with the Temple of Heaven which was another display of magnificent ancient Chinese architecture. Following the Temple of Heaven, we seen the Kung Fu show which was very entertaining. Kung Fu is viewed as a major part of Chinese culture. Dr. Li said that as a young boy they would do Kung Fu for gym class. If they practiced Kung Fu in gym class you know it is very important to Chinese culture, comparable to how Americans view baseball or football.
Tomorrow is the GREAT WALL, I can’t wait!!!