Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

Archive for September, 2018

Azerbaijan Arrives

Not for the first time, I find myself baffled. I read that Azerbaijan has opened a trade office here in Liuzhou. The Trade House of Azerbaijan has opened in China’s Liuzhou, the Ministry of Economy of Azerbaijan said in a statement Sept. 29. It seems that their intent is to promote Azerbaijan food products. Why […]

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2018 China Liuzhou International Water Carnival

October 1 to October 10,  2018

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Baisha Bridge Opens

Today, the city’s 20th road bridge across the river opened. 白纱大桥 (White Sand Bridge) connects the northern side of east Liuzhou with its counterpart in the centre. The bridge features a mid-section loop which is being represented as Liuzhou’s gateway. Anyway, some pictures.

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Forest City – Fake News

I mentioned back in July 2017 that  I had serious doubts about the so-called Forest City supposedly already under construction in Liuzhou by Stefano Boeri Architetti, an Italian company. In February of this year, newspapers and magazines around the world reported that the “ground has been broken” on the project (some seven months after it […]

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Song of the Sirens

Anyone who is in Liuzhou (and elsewhere in China) will have heard sirens wailing repeatedly, beginning at 10:30 this morning. Don’t worry! -Trump hasn’t tried to invade China just yet! The sirens were marking the 48th anniversary of the death of Jimi Hendrix, who left us on September 18th 1970. Or perhaps not. There is […]

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Refuse To Eat

Over the weekend, some animal protection type people outside Bubugao shopping hell have been urging people not to eat! I’m guessing they mean dogs and cats. While over the last few years, the new middle classes’ desire for status symbol pets has increased exponentially and the consumption of “pet meat” has declined, they seem to […]

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Typhoon Mangkhut – Trains Cancelled

If things go as normal, the fierce tropical storm/typhoon which has so far killed dozens in the Philippines and has now made landfall in Hong Kong and Guangdong, will slow down as it crosses southern China. However, while we usually escape the devastation seen on the coast, it can get a bit rough here, too. […]

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Model Ts?

Well, actually no model-Ts, but plenty of other models. This morning,I dragged myself off to Liuzhou International Convention and Exhibition Centre (柳州国际会展中心) for the 8th China-ASEAN (Liuzhou) Automotive Industry Exposition (第八届中国-东盟(柳州)汽 车工业博览会). Among the many models were these examples: Astonishingly, they also had cars. Most of the well know international brands were in attendance alongside […]

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Friday Food 189 – Chinese Vinegar

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 sour. China has been brewing vinegar for thousands of years and the choice in the supermarkets and other stores can be bewildering. There are three basic types, defined by […]

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Pen-and-Ink

Liuzhou museum is holding yet another of their occasional temporary exhibitions. This time we have a large number of pen-and-ink images depicting the city, drawn by local artist, 赵继东. The exhibition runs until September 9th.

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