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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Cruise on the Lijiang river
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Submitted: Friday, 4th January, 2013 15:05 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 31st August, 2007
Focal length: 18 mm
Shutter speed: 1/500 sec
Aperture: F10
ISO: 200
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