China is roughly the same geographic size as the continental united states.  Yet, China has a population of 1.3 billion people and the United States has a population of 300 million people.  China has a billion more people than the U.S.   China has a continuous history that goes back for 5,000 years.  For most of Chinese history, China has been the central economic power of the world.  

Many of the photos on our LUMS website were taken by Eileen Vaughn.  She did an amazing job documenting our trip.  Here are photos I took while visiting China: