Last week my friend Karen sent me a postcard from Shanghai. It was her first trip to China, and while she saw a Shanghai and Beijing quite different from what I visited 15-20 years ago, she encountered one thing that hasn’t changed.
It’s damn difficult to find a postcard in China.
I had the same experience, whether it was in 1995 Shanghai:
Or 1991 Beijing:
And especially 1988 Nanjing:
Has anyone else found this to be the case, too? That for everything China produces and prints to be shipped overseas, they just haven’t mastered the domestic postcard business?