Plane to Beijing was much older and not as comfortable. No spare seat this time.
Beijing airport was massive, we had to walk for ages to immigration and then a train to luggage collection.
Met guide (Crystal) who took us to our hotel. Very nice, western style.
Chinese do not own their own apartments, they lease them from the government on a 70 year lease. Government owns leases to keep prices affordable for average person.
Chinese have very hard beds but slept well, not surprising with such a long day.