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Green Grow The Rushes, Oh.

Stefano Boeri is an Italian architect and urban planner on a mission to fight pollution by building high rise buildings covered with plants. The “Bosco Verticale” or “Vertical Forest” in his home city of Milan was one of his first. He has now set his sights on China and plans eventually to green up Shijiazhuang […]

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Water Sports Again

I’m not really sure what to make of this. It may just be an early April Fool’s Joke. Check the proposed date. But then I’ve never understood sport. According to this report, Liuzhou is going to host some sort of competition. The Ironman 70.3 triathlon race will take place on April 1 in Liuzhou, a […]

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Stairway to Hell

Miraculously, for the first time in living memory all four escalators on 五星街, the offshoot from the main pedestrian street, have been functional over the holiday. So you are now able to rise to the second floor in comfort when you really have an overwhelming desire to examine abandoned shops, cafés and restaurants. The place […]

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Spring Fever

While I am not complaining about the unusually warm weather we have had over the last week, there is one thing that does concern me. I was walking towards the down town area today when I spotted this lying on the side walk. I picked it up just to be sure. Yes, it’s a flower […]

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-c-c-c cold

While we are finding it difficult to breath, it has been unseasonably warm recently. 24ºC at the moment. However, don’t get too comfortable. If the city’s weather bureau have got it right, and they are much better than in the past, then temperatures are about to plummet next week. They are looking at a “high” […]

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Hold Your Breath

China Mobile, one of the two large cell phone service providers kindly sends each subscriber a free weather report/forecast which is updated throughout the day. Here is what is showing at the moment. What I particularly would like not to highlight, but feel obliged so to do, is this: Yes, the place is trying to […]

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Dumper Truck E-Bike Death

It will come as no surprise to learn that Liuzhou has seen yet another fatal accident involving an e-bike, but this one is particularly gruesome. While it’s not clear exactly what happened to cause the accident which took place at 8 am on Sunday morning in the north of the city near Sanmenjiang bridge (三门江大桥), […]

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Liuzhou’s Latest Lei Feng?

One of the more amusing pastimes to follow in China is watching car drivers attempt to reverse their vehicles. They haven’t a clue. Every car park is equipped with attendants to relieve the drivers of a couple of yuan and to guide them into or out of their parking spaces. Few of the attendants can […]

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Liuzhou “Bird Flu” Victim

“The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) today (December 1) received notification of an additional human case of avian influenza A(H5N6) in Guangxi from the National Health and Family Planning Commission, and again urged the public to maintain strict personal, food and environmental hygiene both locally and during travel.” The […]

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Chaos in the East

Eastern Liuzhou, home of the middle classes and the nouveau riche is about to get less comfortable. Wengchang Road (文昌路), the main artery to the rest of the world is to be seriously disrupted by road works as of next week. It seems that the crossroads/intersection with the E-W Wenchang Road and the N-S Donghuan […]

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