Local woman connects with her roots in China

Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 03:41 PM.

Yii arrived during the two-week celebration of Chinese New Year, which she enjoyed while getting to spend it with family.

"It's a celebration that is about family and food," she explained. "A lot of their parks are decorated with lanterns during this time and is very beautiful."

Yii also traveled on to Beijing, saw the Great Wall of China, and the Imperial Palace.

Her first visit was in 1988 when she met her half-brother for the first time. She returned in 2006.

She said two things that have really changed since 2006 are there are far fewer bicycles these days. She said electric scooters are still popular in Chengdu, but it seems cars are the big thing now.

"Riding in a car or bus feels so much safer these days," she said.

Also, the public restrooms are greatly improved, she was excited to discover.

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