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May 25: Bonnie had asked that we be allowed to visit an elementary school, which we did. They had excellent buildings and equipment, including a language lab, computer lab (kids learning how to program), TV studio linking all rooms (Tom was taped singing "Frere Jacques" in Chinese, from a version he learned in Taiwan--the teachers said their version had more political words). We visited several classrooms, including this one in elementary Chinese where a little Italian girl (daughter of an attache at the embassy) read aloud in excellent Chinese, told Paul (in Italian) that she liked Chinese school (and seemed sincere). Bonnie said she saw one boy throwing spitwads at another, but mostly the kids seemed extremely well behaved.