Visited an old house in the centre of Beijing. I know land is expensive here but apparently this house is worth one and a half million pounds. Wow. We all speculated on how this can be and have we added one zero too many. All land is owned by the government in China and even though the people can own their own property they don’t own the land. In fact the Chinese can only own property for 70 years and then it goes back to the government. This house was quite nice but all houses in this area have no bathroom. 30 families share one toilet and there is a communal shower room where the people have showers and socialise. One and a half million pounds for a house with no toilet. We also met some locals. The man in the picture is 97 years old.