Stepping off the KLM 747 at Pudong International Airport, there is an indefinable sense of foreboding. A uniformed policeman stands just outside the aircraft door. There are no ‘welcome’ signs at immigration.
Europeans queue in a line marked ‘foreigners’, with unsmiling officials carefully scrutinising each visa for several minutes.
A host of preconceptions conspire to leave visitors uncertain about the wisdom of having decided to holiday in the world’s last great Communist...
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