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Moganshan, east China

By Mark Kitto   July 2012

The time is approaching when my family and I will leave our mountain retreat in the heart of China. This year will be our last complete season running the Lodge, the coffee shop and restaurant we set up six years ago. The children’s education, a last stab at a proper career, and the next revolution mean that we’ll be leaving China and heading to England soon.

I have lived and worked in China for 15 years. I first came here as a student almost 30 years ago. I have lived in Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai, the three biggest cities, and…

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