I was astonished to see this American flag hung in the Chapel of Carmel Mission. Sure it is one day after the 4th of July, but still hard to believe that the display of the very political concept of nation and the expression of high patriotism are found in a supposedly pure religious location. Actually, during my recent trip to the US, I saw American flags flying everywhere. Quite overwhelming! I said to myself, the world would be scared to death if such a degree of patriotism were put on show in China.