Here are some pictures from a trip to China 30 years ago in 1986. The country was so much different back then that it is now. In 1986, many of the men and women wore Mao suits. No makeup or fancy hairstyles for the women. Few lights on the buildings, many buildings were gray. Western hotels were extremely rare. On the technology side, few factories had modern CNC machines or other automated equipment. Today many factories in China have modern equipment and production processes.
Here are some shots from 1986: