It was another beautiful but cold morning in Beijing. (I know that news outlets are constantly reporting on the terrible air quality in Beijing and while it does have its terrible days, did you know that it is not even listed among the top 20 most polluted cities in the world?)
Our must see today was Tsinghua University. Tsinghua University along with Peking University are the top two universities in China. The competition to get into those two is fierce. The process is not fair. Depending on the household registry of the applicant, the student has a 0.01%-0.56% chance of being admitted. In comparison Harvard’s admittance rate is 5.9%. While Tsinghua is not the prettiest University campus (Stanford) I have seen. It is the most charming. I fell in love with the ginko trees and all the bicycles on campus. To me trees and bicycles symbolizes carefreeness.