I am not the first person to blog about his experiences in China.
It turns out that George Herbert Walker "41" Bush spent awhile in Beijing (nee Peking) in the mid-1970s. He was a quasi-ambassador (envoy) in a quasi-embassy (liaison office). While he was there, he recorded his thoughts and observations about city life. These observations are being released as part of a book.
This just goes to show you how far ahead of the curve the Bush family was. First there was Vannevar and his kooky ideas about computers in 1945. Then George Sr. invented blogging.
The legacy continues today. In the 2004 presidential debates, George Jr. prophesized the existence of multiple "Internets." Pretty cool.