Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

Archive for April, 2012

Press Control

Here is a the front page of today’s edition of 南国今报, South China Modern Times, Liuzhou’s most popular newspaper. As you can see, there’s one large headline, a few minor headlines, then loads of advertising. Here is the front page of today’s edition of 广西日报, Guangxi Daily, the autonomous region’s most boring paper. As you […]

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Friday Food 22 – Water Spinach

Friday food is a weekly article about one of the more unusual food items to be found in Liuzhou that week. This week, water spinach. Water spinach (Ipomoea aquatica) is native to this area and south-east Asia in general and is widely used as a vegetable.. In Chinese it is 空心菜 kōng xīn cài (literally […]

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Internet Breakdown was tested first in Guangxi

It seems that we were used as a test bed last week. Whatever caused the internet meltdown in Guangxi at the end of last week (reported here) is now happening across China, but everything is fine here. Whatever they were doing, we were done first. The interruption lasted three days here, so if you are […]

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Friday Food 21 – River Snails

Friday food is a weekly article about one of the more unusual food items to be found in Liuzhou that week. This week, snails. I could hardly write about Liuzhou food without mentioning snails. They are the local staple. Known as 螺蛳 (luó sī) in Chinese, the local speciality is a variety of river snail. […]

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China Pulling Plug on Internet?

Since yesterday evening, most (but not all) non-Chinese sites, including this one, have been unavailable here in Liuzhou and in many other parts of China, other than by using Great Firewall of China vaulting systems such as VPNs. Normally available sites such as the BBC, Hotmail, etc are now unavilable. Reports have been received from […]

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Random Photograph 52 – Lonely Lunch

Random Photograph No. 52 of photographs taken in Liuzhou which amuse, perplex or fascinate me.

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