Christina Larson

Christina Larson is a writer and journalist in Beijing, where she jogs despite the smog

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Hutong life

Two views of a Beijing alley – by Christina Larson

THIS POST ORIGINALLY APPEARED AT LARB

 

“Two dogs?”

A girl came up behind me wearing the bright blue and red track-suit school uniform of Beijing Number 5 high school, on the same alley I live on in central Beijing. She admired my larger dog, who came up to sniff her hand. In any country, walking dogs is a good way to meet strangers.

We heard a horn behind us, and moved out of the centre of the narrow alley to the steps in front a small grocery, busy restocking.

“People are so aggressive these days!”

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