Forbidden City

Forbidden City Author: William Bell Ted and Alex Jackson had to go to Beijing to
report a story. When Alex and Ted arrived at the capital city they met a guide
named Lao-Xu, who directed them to the Beijing Hotel. At the hotel, Ted and Alex
meet Eddie Nowlan. Eddie is the reporter that Ted would be working with. After
settling into the routine of the hotel, Alex began observing Tian An Men square,
and interviewing some of the students who were protesting. One night Ted and
Eddie left to observe the square, Alex wanted to come, but Ted and Eddie
wouldn’t let him. So Alex and Lao-Xu went out to see what all the machine gun
fire was about. When they got to the square they saw PLA soldiers shooting
students, and crushing them with armored personnel carriers. This was the
People’s Liberation Army. As Lao-Xu and Alex stood on the curb, they watched
students getting shot, Lao-Xu became enraged and ran out into the middle of the
street and started shouting at the PLA soldiers. Suddenly one of the soldiers
raised his gun and shot Lao-Xu several times. He fell to the ground as Alex took
confidential pictures of the the soldiers killing Lao-Xu and other students, he
turned and ran, for his life. As Alex ran, he felt a sharp pain going up his
leg, he had been shot, he started to feel dizzy and he wearily stumbled to the
ground. As Alex laid on the ground some chinese students took Alex to a house.

In the house he met a woman named Nai Nai. Soon after he met a girl named
Xin-Hua, the granddaughter of Nai. Xin-Hua and Alex became friends. Later, Alex
meets Xin-Hua’s friends. With the help of Xin-Hua and her friends, Alex devises
a plan to get to the Canadian Embassy. One of Xin-Hua’s friends gives her a ping
ban che to get across the city. Once on the road they made good time, on the way
the two friends encountered some PLA soldiers, but they didn’t have any
problems. Once they arrived at the Canadian embassy gates they could not get in,
so they headed for the airport. On the way to the airport they were stopped at a
road block where Xin-Hua was taken into a nearby stand of trees and was shot. A
PLA soldier forced him into a car, which took him to the airport where he was
united with his father.They went back to Canada where they discovered that Alex
was carrying videos of the things that happened while Alex, Ted, and Eddie were
in Beijing.

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