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Billboard urging one-child population policy. We saw only one family with more than one child: twins.

Back in Cheng Du, the Szechuan education commission gave us a lavish banquet, maybe 30-40 dishes, pressing us to sample such delights as pork tendons, fish maw and raw river fish. Some of the group were queasy, but I gamely tried everything. Much of it was delicious. The food in Szechuan was the best on our trip, but the abundance was overwhelming. They always insisted on dining early, 6:40 for this meal. Restaurants close by 8:00. At the feast we were given souvenir vases and beautiful brocade tablecloths from a local silk-weaving factory.

At night, went for a walk around a very long block in the dark (there was a planned power outage). In the twilight saw lively street life, including couples dancing on the river bank, children's rides, people lounging outside homes, businesses, mostly lit by candles. One shop had its own generator and light, plus three video games--very popular in China.