What's a China blog without some gratuitous juxtaposition of the old and the new, hm?
The building on right is the Zifeng tower, which is the fifth tallest building in China (and if you don't count Hong Kong, it's fourth). We're right behind the Shanghai Pearl of the Orient (the bobbly pink one you always see in PowerPoints about China's growing GDP).
Wait, we're right behind? Yeah, apparently I've already transferred my regional loyalty to Nanjing, possibly when I registered with the Police Bureau - sorry, Harbin, but your Dragon Tower's 23rd place finish was pretty unprepossessing, despite the students' assurances that "maybe" it was the tallest building in China.