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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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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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Mass Murder and Mayhem

I’m confused as usual. Yesterday, I passed on a report about an SUV hitting a number of e-bikes on Wenchang bridge at 11 am yesterday morning. Later in the day, I read in the local rag about an SUV hitting a number of e-bikes in Rongjun Road at 11pm on Saturday evening. Images from both […]

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“Out of Control” Liuzhou Traffic Accident

At 11 am this morning, a serious road “accident” occurred on the westbound side of Wenchang Bridge near the Liuzhou Hotel. An out-of-control SUV ploughed into a number of e-bikes causing serious damage and injury, leaving broken people and bikes and parts littering the road. The bridge was completely closed for a short time, longer […]

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Car Park Blues

Somehow, I missed this last week. Better late than never. A driver was detained by police this week after he was filmed deliberately banging his truck 11 times into an SUV which was blocking his way out of a car park in yeah, Liuzhou. The full story and video are here.

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Man the Barricades!

As usual, I have no idea what’s going on. A few weeks back, Liuzhou museum, my favourite shortcut, decided to impede my progress from the back door to the font by installing airport style security measures. You have to empty your pockets and walk through one of those full body scanner things to enter, just […]

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Chairman Mao Dead

Don’t worry. I haven’t slipped into some flaw in the space-time theory. I was walking with a friend yesterday evening along the city centre pedestrian street and we were discussing China’s many different regional cuisines. I mentioned that my favourite is Hunan food. I also said that there was a good Hunan restaurant just nearby. […]

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7 Foreigners Arrested in Liuzhou

At least seven foreigners in Liuzhou have been arrested for breaking their visa conditions by working, teaching English in so-called “training schools” while in China on student visas. They have been fined 10,000元 and their visa status is under review. This can mean deportation or, certainly, refusal to renew. It also means they ar e […]

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Cardiac Arrest

At the heart of Liuzhou’s most modern general hospital, Liuzhou Peoples’ Hospital, is their computer network system which handles appointments, patients’ medical records, prescription dispensing etc. Most importantly, (from the socialism with Chinese characteristics point of view) was that patients could no longer pay before being attended to. No pay. No doctor. At 5:00 […]

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