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Breast Enhancement Death

A Liuzhou woman has died after complications arose during breast “enhancement” surgery. The woman, only named as Li, was undergoing the surgery at Jinyin Aimili Medical Beauty Clinic when a serious health issue arose and she was transferred to Liuzhou City Chinese Medicine Hospital and later transferred to what reports are calling “Liuzhou Central Hospital” […]

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14 years ago (December 4th, 2004), I started this blog. I never expected to last a year, never mind this long, but I’m still just about here. It is also my 20th anniversary of arriving in Liuzhou, this time to stay. I had visited a couple of years earlier when living in Hunan. OK, I’ve […]

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Escalating Failures

I’ve mentioned this before, but I’m mentioning it again because it’s getting worse. If I counted correctly, the underground shopping mall full of cheap crap under Longcheng road in the city centre has 13 escalators. For weeks now, the majority don’t work. They claim they are broken, but I don’t believe them. At present only […]

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2018 Liuzhou Water Carnival Opens

The International Water Carnival Opening Ceremony took place at 9 o’clock this morning. I wangled an invitation. There were the usual speeches, then the Party Secretary managed to declare festivities open in just one sentence. We were then treated to a display of water sport on the river. National and local television crews were in […]

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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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