This post has nothing to do with payments.
I know that some people look at my blog to know where I am. I'm in Haikou this weekend, the capital city of China's only major island, Hainan. Everyone has seen the CNN reports of the earthquake victims here, but in China it's on TV everywhere nonstop. Some people are even feeling a bit superstitious that so many things are happening in China the year of the olympics. You get a real sense of a country developing a shared national identity within a larger world. At least, that's the feeling I've been getting from the under forty generations, the ones that came after what they call the lost generations that had to suffer through the cultural revolution.