a) All of the connections were smooth, and with the exception of the tug getting stuck in the ice on Newark's tarmac. All luggage arrived, too.
b) My client came to the airport and we're now safely in the hotel.
c) Just had a great dinner with the students at a local restaurant. $12 / person, including drinks
d) On a lighter note, we saw Dennis Rodman in the Beijing airport, most likely in transit from a recent trip to Pyongyang to train the basketball team.
Slow Internet but I'll try to post as often as I can. We're off to work tomorrow.