Up at 8am for breakfast. They had everything you could possible want and more. Chinese and Western, cerials and bacon and eggs etc.
Took at bus to Tienamin Square. It was huge. Queues of people waiting to view Chairman Maos preserved body were 5 lines deep and about 500m long, winding up and back, slowly moving. Body is kept in an underground vault and raised each week for viewing, almost a pilgrimage for Chinese people.
Soldiers standing to attention but scanning the crowd all the time. They looked like robots, body perfectly to attention but the head and eyes were scanning all the time. Fascinating to watch.
Police were riding on Segway cycles, very strange to watch and they didnt like having their photo taken so I didnt. Chinese people wanted to have their photo taken with Westerners.
6 Middle School pupils are rostered to stand at attention for 1 hour to guard the memorial to the heros of the revolution as a reward for good work. It is considered a great honour, cant see kids here standing for it.