Yes, a lot of people smoke in Beijing. Poor workers smoke, but so do cool creative types. Smoking appears to have the same subversive appeal that it does in the West, but the habit is aided by the very cheap price of cigarettes. On the way to practice, she had no time for chit-chat, but she did say that she wouldn’t pose if I was from City Weekend. I said I wasn’t, but I think she probably didn’t want to be in any of the English language magazines. Of course, my photos appear in That’s Beijing, soon to be called The Beijinger.