Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

Archive for June, 2007

Sit Down Traffic Enforcement

Maybe I can organise something similar near me. Unfortunately, the noisiest thing around here is the middle school next door!

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Under the bridge

People often ask me about the cultural differences between China and UK from where I originate. They certainly exist but I am much more interested in the similarities. Let me give you an example. I lived in London longer than anywhere else (although China is getting close). I lived near this bridge. As you can […]

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Free hot showers

Never a place for shirking its duty to be extreme, Liuzhou has gone from torrential rain and floods into a heatwave. As it does every year. Fortunately, there is plenty water in the river for people to jump into to cool down. Next week, they won't have to. According to the weather forecasts, next week we […]

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The Whole Story

Now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall. . If the Albert Hall ever runs short of holes, we have plenty here in Liuzhou. It seems that every week or so holes appear and usually someone falls in. It seems that no one fell into this one, which was formed […]

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Thunderbolt and Lightning

It is raining. It has been raining a lot. I don't mean a bit of drizzle. I don't mean a downpour. Imagine a jet powered shower. Then double it. That is how it rains round here. Last night, I was eating in an outdoors restaurant. As you do in these circumstances, I was keeping an […]

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O, blood, blood, blood!

Today is World Blood Donor Day. They take this pretty seriously round here and send mobile clinics in buses to many factories and colleges to drain the workers and students of their blood. Of course, a lot of propaganda is also used to get the populace out baring their arms. Fortunately, they have cleaned up […]

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Liuzhou Flood 2007 Pictures

I’ve gathered together some of the more interesting pictures of the Liuzhou floods as published by the local media. Click on the picture above.

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Liuzhou Flood Deaths

The continuing rains and flooding have affected 140,500 Liuzhou people and lead  to two deaths. 8410.5 hectares of agricultural crops have been lost. 131 houses have collapsed and 7,803 damaged.  Total economic losses to date are estimated at 19.175 million Yuan (Approx £1.25 million, $2.5 million). And it looks likely to continue. Early this morning, […]

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“If it keep on rainin’ the levee gonna break “

As I've mentioned before, we have had a bit of rain recently. So much so that 13 people in Guangxi have died and one is still missing. Thousands of houses have been damaged (if not destroyed). Xinhua, the Chinese news agency, has reported that the rains destroyed 29 reservoirs and 162 roads and forced 59 […]

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Attention!

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