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Stories by David Coia

David Alan Coia is a journalist, editor and educator based in Arlington, VA.
Yangzi River, China, Travel

Adventure in China: Those hazy, lazy, Yangzi River days

WASHINGTON: Early one Saturday morning in Wuchang, Hubei Province, during the Communist Party chairmanship of Hu Yaobang, I decided to explore the southern bank of the Yangzi River.  A moderate-sized, late 20th-century vessel decked out like an early 15th century Ming Dynasty sailing ship was berthed there. I had seen the ship from the bridge ...