The original town of Suzhou is surrounded by a moat and
crisscrossed by canals like the one at left. Many residents have a
street running in front of their house and water flowing behind it.
In the last decade the city established two large development zones
beyond the moat. Below, the Pueschels and some students toured
commercial Nanging Road in Shanghai one night. The Pueschels were
the only westerners among perhaps 200,000 Chinese. No police were
present in the area because there is evidently no need.