Liuzhou Laowai

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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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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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