Modern Times in Tianjin
June 2010, Tianjin. From the cozy confines of a Starbucks, the view captures the essence of modern-day China. The iconic Starbucks logo on the window frames a bustling street scene outside — towering skyscrapers adorned with familiar Western brand logos, heavy traffic with buses and cars, and amidst all this modernity, a young couple happily rides a vintage bicycle. Their joyful simplicity stands in stark contrast to the overwhelming commercialism around them, providing a poignant commentary on the juxtaposition of old and new.
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