Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

Archive for November, 2017

Official Statement on Kindergartens

Xinhua, the Chinese state news agency issued the following statement on Friday. Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, November In light of the recent infringement of young children in kindergartens, the Office of Education Steering Committee of the State Council issued an urgent circular on the 24th and immediately deployed a special supervision and inspection of the […]

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Kindergarten Cretins

It has been reported that Chinese censors have issued orders preventing reporting or commenting on reports of the recent child abuse scandal in Beijing. The story which broke a few days ago alleged that RYB (Red Yellow Blue) New World Kindergarten in Xintiandi, in eastern Beijing had been drugging children and forcing them to stand […]

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Shopping in Liuzhou is a lot better than it used to be, especially for what might be considered “western” requirements, but is still very limited. An improvement on impossible, but only just. Things changed a few years back as online shopping hit China in a big way, especially through Taobao and Tmall. Most things you […]

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Friday Food 185 – Liangfen

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 having fun. Liagfen (凉粉) is a type of noodle made from starch and water. It is sometimes referred to as ‘starch jelly’ and is usually made from mung bean starch […]

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Trusty Vegetables

Having alluded to this in my last post, I  suppose I ought to explain more. I guessed a local had set it up. A few weeks back, as I was returning home from work (the curse of the drinking classes*) I spotted this at the entrance to the neighbourhood semi-compound where I live. I guessed  […]

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Vegetables and Death

I don’t know what to make of this. Yet, it’s something I’ve seen often. From Liuzhou’s media, yesterday. Obviously, I don’t know where you are or come from, but, despicable as the Daily Mail and anything Murdoch breaths on are, there is no way the media in the UK would publish this. Yet in China, […]

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Gun Central

Who knew? It seems Liuzhou is (or was) the centre of an international arms network. 58 people across China have been arrested including an unspecified number of foreigners. The gang is understood to have bought gun parts from overseas suppliers and trafficked them around China using courier services. Shenzhen, in Guangdong province, was identified as […]

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