China // Dongbei //


CHANGCHUN (长春, chángchūn) has historical notoriety from its role as Hsinking, capital of Manchukuo, the Japanese-controlled state from 1932 to 1945 that had Xuantong (better known as Puyi) as its emperor. Now a huge, sprawling industrial city, it’s also renowned for its many colleges, its movie studio and the Number One Automobile Factory, producer of the ubiquitous Liberation Truck and Red Flag sedans, though in these joint-venture days the majority of the city’s auto production focuses on VWs.