Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

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.

One of the last pictures of Hendrix. 48 hours later he was dead.

Or perhaps not. There is an alternative theory.

Japanese troops in Shenyang, 1931

On September 18th, 1931, The so-called Mukden Incident took place in what is now Shenyang (沈阳), signalling the full scale invasion of China by the Japanese. The occupation led to the horrors of the Nanjing massacre and much more. Liuzhou was also occupied for a short time in 1944 -1945.

This history has never been forgiven  and the sirens are sounded every year to remind everyone what happened.

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One Response to “Song of the Sirens”

  1. canrun Says:

    Scared the crap out of me when I first heard them years ago. I should think Jimi would approve of an air raid siren memorial.

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