Here are a few pictures I took of Xi'an's development in the Spring of 2007:
Old man collecting bottles and Starbucks. Nice contrast here.
Walmart. Those little stores are, in fact, still there. They haven't been put out of business by big bad Walmart... yet.
A KFC and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. The Big Wild Goose Pagoda was built in 652AD. The KFC about 2005.
Xi'an is changing really quickly. It's a pretty amazing thing to witness.