Five keepsakes we’d like to see Lincoln High School students bring home from China.
1 A bust of Abe Lincoln's head carved out of authentic Shanghai jade.
Never miss a local story.
2 An autograph from President Xi Jinping — at the bottom of an agreement to stop his military's aggressive expansion in the South China Sea.
3 Video selfie of the entire Lincoln entourage singing "Louie, Louie" while standing on the Great Wall of China.
4 A baby panda smuggled out of the country in a well-ventilated piece of carry-on luggage.
5 An understanding that the superficial, Chinese-government-funded trip you just enjoyed masks a closed, repressive society with an abysmal human rights record.