A couple of times people asked us if we were spies, which doesn't make sense and wasn't terribly worrisome. But a couple of times we ran into situations where we were in areas we shouldn't have been because some of the minority areas are really sensitive in China. The government is worried about what's going to happen in these areas, or what's going to happen if foreigners see the conditions in these areas. So a couple of times, we got detained or questioned a little bit.
Q: What were those conditions?
A: In a different time in China, I even got arrested briefly because we were in a countryside area that was incredibly poor. It was a region that was prone to earthquakes. And they had one big earthquake in the late '90s. And this area was too poor; people couldn't really afford houses. They built houses for them that looked like they were 100 years old. They were in horrible condition.