Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

Archive for December, 2011

This Land Is Your Land

While a village in Guangdong got all the coverage for the remarkable way in which the local authorities and police were forced out and the provincial government had to intervene to reach a compromise with the villagers in reaching what I hope is a true resolution, it is far from the only village in China […]

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Friday Food 7 – Dried Fungi

Friday food is a weekly article about one of the more unusual food items to be found in Liuzhou that week. Week 5 covered the fresh mushrooms then available in the markets and supermarkets. This week we look at some of the dried varieties. These are, of course, mostly available year round. The widest selection […]

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Blu Imagination

The Radisson Blu Hotel is Liuzhou’s newest upmarket hotel. And a fine place it is, too. With great services at the prices you would expect to pay – i.e. expensive. The hotel website is interesting for its imagination.  I mentioned this before when it announced itself to be one of Liuzhou’s  “most stylishly distinctive dining and […]

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Random Photograph 49 – Nasty

Random Photograph No. 49 of photographs taken in Liuzhou which amuse, perplex or fascinate me. Like this:Like Loading…

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Fingerprints and Fines

China’s State Council has drafted new laws for foreigners in China. These laws have been submitted to the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, the top legislature of the country, for its first reading. In practice, this means the laws will be introduced; the NPC never votes against anything proposed. The laws are intended to […]

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Liuzhou?

A reader has sent me a picture which he thinks may have been taken in Liuzhou, but perhaps not. I don’t recognise the place, but there are parts of Liuzhou I’ve never been (not many). The photograph was taken by my reader’s grandfather sometime during WWII, when he was based in Liuzhou for some time. […]

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Random Photograph No. 48 – Red Tree

Random Photograph No. 48 of photographs taken in Liuzhou which amuse, perplex or fascinate me.   Like this:Like Loading…

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Liuzhou cops get their tools out

Liuzhou prefecture’s Rong’an (融安) county is about an hour or so’s drive north of the city. The county town is basically a smallish market town serving the surrounding district. It is a poor place and the crime rate is relatively high. A few years ago, I passed through on a rather unpleasant bus journey to […]

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Liuzhou station takes a bow

China’s disgraced Ministry of Railways had to dump several of its officials, including its main spokesperson, after the PR debacle following the July 23 accident near the city of Wenzhou, which killed 40 people and injured 191. But now they are coming up to their main task of the year – the annual migration of […]

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Friday Food 6 – Xiang Liao

Friday food is a weekly article about one of the more unusual food items to be found in Liuzhou that week. This week we are getting spicy. I’ve tried my best to ignore it and been in denial, but I have to admit that the cold season has arrived. I see sausages and dried or […]

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