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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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Life Bans

According to figures released by Guangxi Public Security Bureau Traffic Police Corps, 169 people have been give life driving bans in Guangxi, ten of which were in Liuzhou. Six cases involved drunk driving and the remainder were for hit-and-run accidents caused by dangerous driving. In most cases, the life ban was imposed because the incidents […]

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Homophonic Humour

This amused me. A couple of days ago, a man in Matou Village, Liuzhou was tending his bamboo forest when he came across some strangers stealing his bamboo shoots. He wouldn’t have minded, he said, had they only been taking a few for themselves, but they had amassed sack loads, so he called the police. […]

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Cops’ New Toys

Liuzhou’s cops sure like their new toys. Three years ago, they took to patrolling the streets on those ridiculous self-balancing scooters which were all the rage at the time. It didn’t last long. Like petulant children, they threw them aside and searched for the next toy. Now we are informed that the local constabulary has […]

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