View of wall around the main entrance to the Forbidden City from Tian'anmen Square.

The day we visited Tian'anmen Square, French President Chirac and other European Union officials were in Beijing negotiating terms for China's entry into the World Trade Organization. Here they are attending a welcome ceremony in the Square. That is why you see French flags flying in a couple of photos.

Tian'anmen Square is the largest public square in the world.

Sign in Tian'anmen Square offering advice for public conduct.

After walking through an underground passage from Tian'anmen Square, you arrive here.