Working on China-Africa issues means it was only a matter of time before I got to travel to China :)
In May, the time had come, and so I flew to Beijing for a few very intense days of meetings and talks. I was positively surprised by how green the area around where I stayed was and that it actually looked like spring in Beijing. One evening, I found time to walk around the summer palace grounds with its historic buildings and temples on the Kunming Lake with its calming atmosphere, so here are a few (iphone) photos.