Reporter Bids China Goodbye

Rob Gifford hitchhikes on Route 312 in the Gobi Desert.

Rob Gifford hitchhikes on Route 312 in the Gobi Desert during a series about crossing China in 2004. Liang Yan, for NPR hide caption

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Rob Gifford sends this postcard from China, where he's filed reports for six years. China "spits in your eye and then embraces you," Gifford says. "And I can't believe I have to leave." He is transferring to London.

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