China--Anything other than of people

Challenge #2 in the around the world in 80 ways series. Hosted by santamonica812.
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What symbolizes China to you? It can be the sites (e.g., Great Wall, Terra Cotta Warriors). It could be iconic animals. It could be a landscape. Whatever (other than its people) says "China" to you.
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Pingyao at night
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Pingyao is a small tourist town, holding onto its authenticity depite efforts by authorities to cash in by building new replica buildings within the old walled city. I had to brace the camera and my hand to a statue of a dragon to acheive the 3 second exposure needed.
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Submitted: Friday, 4th January, 2013 10:13 (GMT)
Taken: Wednesday, 9th May, 2012
Focal length: 11.4 mm
Shutter speed: 3 sec
Aperture: F4.7
ISO: 100
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