Anthony Bourdain in China
Anthony Bourdain in China. From CNN

The one thing I know for sure about China is, I will never know China. It’s too big, too old, too diverse, too deep. There’s simply not enough time.

– Anthony Bourdain, On Parts Unknown

First Kate Spade and now Anthony Bourdain. What the

Picture from City Weekend.
Picture from City Weekend.

Way back in 2010, we did a post comparing Beijing and Shanghai. That post took the rivalry pretty seriously:

The Beijing-Shanghai rivalry fascinates me. Not because it is so unusual, but because it is so pronounced and because it matters.

Beijing is the seat of government,