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--- we left our little house in Belgium under a thin layer of snow ---

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We arrived the next morning just after breakfast and were greeted by Yves and Colette. Colette is Nicky's sister --- and our hosts live in Shanghai not very far away from Hong Qiao airport ---

from left to right: Nicky, Leopold, Colette and Yves ---


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--- the city of Shanghai ---

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--- two days later, we all took a plane for Quindao ---

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Mr. Sui Shude and his chauffeur were waiting for us at the airport ---

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We went to Weifang via a modern express highway --- passing by villages --- and fields of trees ---

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First of all, we had a welcome lunch ---

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Gargantuesque !

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from left to right: ---the chauffeur, Nicky, Mr. Shude's assisstant, Mr. Sui Shude, Yves and Colette ---

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--- after this excellent meal, we registered at the Hotel ---

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--- the afternoon was just begining ---
From the car window: The Government Building. Mr. Sui Shude's office is on the 14th floor ---

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--- we went through Weifang city ---

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--- to the Kite fabric ---
--- a tree,
more than
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We are in January --- the sun is low and it is freezing ---

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 --- Mr. Sui Shude and the Father of the Kites ---

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Yves and Colette

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the fabric

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--- the only stove to heat a big room ---
The roof tiles, ---
Nicky asked me to take a picture of the "cats". In fact, they are TIGERS --- a very respected animal in Shandong-province ---

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--- this dragon actually flies ! ---

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 --- the kite shop where we could buy "one" hand-painted-silk kite ---
 

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 We came back to the Hotel and joined Mr. Li Yuejin, vice Director and Mr. Wang Hao, deputy Director --- for a very official Shandong dinner ---

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 Left to right ---
Nicky; Mr. Sui Shude, director of Translation Centre of Weifang Foreign Affairs Office; Leopold; Mr. Wang Hao, deputy director of the Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office; Mr. Li Yuejin, vice director of Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of Weifang People's Government and Vice Chairman of Weifang Artists Association; Yves and Colette.

"Flying Peace"

Before taking leave from Mr. Li Yuejin and Mr. Wang Hao we received this marvellous publication in Chinese and English:

"To the memory of the 60th anniversary of the victory of the World War II and the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the former Weihsien Concentration Camp."


dedicace of.
Mr. Li Yuejin
&
Mr. Wang Hao

part-1

part-2

part-3

part-4

isbn No.

editor

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 Early next morning from the window of our hotel-room: ---

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 --- found this one in our Hotel bathroom ---
No pictures, but we had a Chinese breakfast --- Gargantuesque! never seen so much of various foods ---
--- and --- off we went to Weihsien concentration camp (see next chapter) ---
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