Liuzhou Laowai

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Visa Requirement Changes

I have received this notification from the UK government. I assume it applies to everyone, regardless of nationality. I was required to have my fingerprints scanned when I returned from a short trip Vietnam back in May.

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Gaokao Games

Yesterday evening, across China, China Mobile sent this message to its subscribers. Basically says that the 2018 dreaded Gaokao (高考) is being held today and tomorrow (June 7th and 8th). They are warning that, In order to curb cheating in this all important exam, exam centres are employing blocking systems which may have repercussions for […]

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Update Update

Tiangong-1 entered the atmosphere at 8:15 this morning and, although most of it was burned up on re-entry, some wreckage did land in the Southern Pacific, NW of Tahiti. So it’s safe to go out again, but keep your eyes on that launch site in Sichuan.

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Falling Objects Update

It appears the bus is late. The South Korea’s National Space Situational Awareness Organisation has said that it is due to enter the upper atmosphere between 4:00 am and 12 noon on Monday. The debris from the abandoned eight-tonne craft could land anywhere between the latitudes of 43º north and 43º south – from New […]

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Beware of Falling Objects

The world is watching for signs of being hit on the head by the out of control Chinese space station, Tiangong 1 due to crash land somewhere on our planet this weekend. From what I’ve read, scientists are unsure how much of the thing will burn up on re-entry and no one knows where any […]

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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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Slow

Here they go again, thinking slow again. The Chinese Communist Party  is holding its 5-yearly National Congress  (NCCPC) 中国共产党全国代表大. This is an utterly pointless meeting to rubber stamp decisions that have already been taken in private. No one ever, ever votes against anything. Some of the oldest guys will be sidelined and some of the […]

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Cheesed Off!

Some brain-dead official cretin in China’s customs bureau has decided to ban the import all European soft cheeses on the grounds that they contain “too much bacteria”. A bit like Mozart’s music having “too many notes”. I want to get hold of the jumped-up ignoramus and point out to him that his body probably contains […]

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Banned Bear – Winnie Not Welcome

The idiots in charge of China’s internet censorship have just made themselves look even more childish and stupid than usual. They have banned Winnie the Pooh! All mention of Winnie is being scrubbed from websites and social media even as I write this. What has poor Winnie done to deserve this? It seems to go […]

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