Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

Archive for December, 2012

“Dial a Tart” for Sale

The sad losers who search this site in vain looking for Liuzhou prostitutes are still showing up on a daily basis. And now the local media seem to be coming to their help – or perhaps not. This morning,, Chinese search engine Baidu includes this item in its news results for 柳州. It is a link […]

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RT Mart South

Taiwan company 大润发 which operates Liuzhou’s best supermarket (RT Mart in English) has opened a second branch. Once again, they are avoiding the city centre. This time they have gone south of the river, opening the new branch on Pingshan Avenue (屏山大道) just east of the junction with Rongjun Road (荣军路). Unlike RT Mart North […]

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Definitely Maybe

Two weeks after stressing that the murder of Liuzhou planning director, He Bin was “definitely” the result of a robbery gone wrong and that rumours of any connection between the arrested suspect, Luo Haomin and He were false, it is now emerging that the suspicions of net users that there was more to the story than […]

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Friday Food 59 – Chinese Olives

Friday food is a weekly article about one of the more unusual food items to be found in Liuzhou that week. This Friday we are looking at Chinese olives. The first thing to say about Chinese olives is that they aren’t olives. Nor are they necessarily Chinese. They are the fruit of an evergreen tropical tree […]

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Random Photograph 64 – Christmas Shopping

Random Photograph No. 64 of photographs taken in Liuzhou which amuse, delight, perplex or otherwise fascinate me. Christmas Shopping Liuzhou Style Actually it is just everyday shopping in one of the market streets.

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shèng dàn kuài lè

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End of the World

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Friday Food 58 – Fire Chicken

Friday food is a weekly article about one of the more unusual food items to be found in Liuzhou that week. This Friday we are festively talking turkey. Ask almost anyone in Liuzhou, the locals or the foreigners, and they will almost certainly swear blind that turkey is utterly unavailable in the city. Like many […]

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Late Appointment

Every newspaper in Guangxi has been ordered to has decided to feature the same pictures on the front page today. The main picture is of Guangxi’s new Party Secretary shaking hands with the old one in some sort of happy handover. According to the accompanying story (also the same in every newspaper), a meeting was […]

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Penalty!

From January 1st 2013, penalties for breaking certain traffic regulations will be increased. This announcement has led to utter confusion in the minds of Liuzhou drivers, the majority of whom were unaware that they were meant to obey the traffic regulations in the first place. Here are the main changes. 1) Jumping lights At present, […]

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