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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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Prehistoric Fish

When I read the headline saying “Two Giant Prehistoric Fish Found in South China Waterway” I assumed that someone had been shopping in Bubugao Hypermarket’s crappy seafood section again., but no. It seems that two alligator gar fish were found in Hedong Park (河东公园). These are native to the southern United States and northern Mexico […]

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Civilised Survey

I was sitting in my downtown Liuzhou home last night, pondering on the nature of nothingness, when there was a knock on my door. I opened it to find two women clutching reams of paper. They tried to look round me to see if there was anyone else in the room – like perhaps a […]

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Another Fishy Tale

China Daily (English version) has a story where the reporter gets himself tied up in geographical knots. The first paragraph states that the events take place “in Liuzhou”. The second para says “160 kilometres away from Liuzhou”. Which is correct? Well, both are. The story’s setting is Rongshui County which is in Liuzhou Prefecture, but […]

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Snake Arrested and Released

Several years ago, I was sitting in a now long-gone Liuzhou bar and got chatting with an American guy who was working in the city. I forget how, but somehow, the topic turned to snakes. The guy said that he had a serious snake phobia. In fact, he looked rather ill just talking about them. […]

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Sex Assault Voyeurism in Liuzhou – Maybe

I have some serious doubts about the veracity of elements of this story supposedly in Liuzhou and reported by Shanghaiist, a site I’ve had accuracy issues with before. According to their report a drunken young man passed out on a public bench in Liuzhou. Well, despite20 years in the city, I’ve never seen a public […]

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New Electric Car

General Motors is again taking full credit for a product produced by Liuzhou based SAIC-GM-Wuling in which it is a minority shareholder. They have announced the launch of a new electric car, the Baojun E100 which will retail at around 33,000元 (USD $5,000; GBP £3,800). With a 29kw motor, the car has a 100 mile […]

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Friday Food 181 – Crayfish

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 fishing for invaders. Crayfish, crawfish, crawdads, freshwater lobsters, mountain lobsters, mudbugs or yabbies – whatever you call them – have in recent years become ridiculously popular in summer. Often served […]

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Ducking Out Of Poverty

Rongshui Miao Autonomous County of Liuzhou lies to the north of the city proper. It is a mountainous area populated largely by the Miao people, but also has other ethnic minorities.. Most people there are subsidence farmers and there is  a great deal of poverty. In order to relieve this, in recent times fifteen duck […]

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