I have been to Beijing more than 20 times since my first trip there in 1982 - just a few years after the end of the tumultuous Cultural Revolution.  The changes during the years of my visits have been astounding.  This gallery compares the Beijing (or Peking as it was still known then) of 1982 with the modern metropolis of Beijing in 2006.  Two galleries of newer Beijing images (2010) can be seen HERE and HERE.

A similar “then and now” gallery of images in Shanghai can be seen HERE

There are many other Image Galleries available HERE


Beijing - 1982 and 2006