Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

Archive for the ‘Stupidity’ Category

Mobile Madness

Yesterday at noon,  I noticed that my cell phone was no longer working as nature intended. I had no service. Attempting to call anyone resulted in a voice message telling me that my service had been suspended but gave no reason. I headed to the China Mobile office where I was told I needed to […]

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Gaokao Games

Yesterday evening, across China, China Mobile sent this message to its subscribers. Basically says that the 2018 dreaded Gaokao (高考) is being held today and tomorrow (June 7th and 8th). They are warning that, In order to curb cheating in this all important exam, exam centres are employing blocking systems which may have repercussions for […]

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Down By The Riverside (And Out)

For many years now, a number of homeless Liuzhou people have camped out in the riverside area under the northern end of Liujiang Bridge and in the environs. Recently,  a few (about 10) have been sleeping out on 滨江西路 where this building at No. 9 affords an overhanging projection offering some, if little, protection from […]

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Falling Objects Update

It appears the bus is late. The South Korea’s National Space Situational Awareness Organisation has said that it is due to enter the upper atmosphere between 4:00 am and 12 noon on Monday. The debris from the abandoned eight-tonne craft could land anywhere between the latitudes of 43º north and 43º south – from New […]

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#MeToo Liuzhou

A bartender in a Liuzhou bar called police himself to ask for assistance after he felt in danger from a group of women, one of whom he had sexually molested by grabbing hold of her breast. The group of women, described in sexist terns in local newspaper reports as “young and pretty female customers” were […]

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Narcotic Noodles

A Liuzhou noodle shop owner has been jailed for six months and fined ¥10,000 after being caught adding opium poppy seeds to his Luosifen 螺蛳粉 and Guilin rice noodles 桂林米粉. In December 2016, he heard that adding the seeds would make for more repeat custom, so in July 2017 he bought a two kilogram sack […]

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54 Drunks

Liuzhou police stopped and breathalysed an undisclosed number of drivers over the Spring Festival between February 12th and 20th. 54 drivers failed the test, with one recording 115 mg/100 ml (the legal limit is 80 mg). Most were given 12 penalty points, banned from driving for 6 months and a ¥1000 fine. A derisory punishment. […]

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Leech

This sign has just appeared very near my home. It is an advertisement for a leech shop. Not a medically qualified clinic or anything. Just a leech cure quackery. The “medicinal” use of leeches, which usually did more harm than good, all but died out in the west in the 19th century. It was revived […]

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Kindergarten Cretins

It has been reported that Chinese censors have issued orders preventing reporting or commenting on reports of the recent child abuse scandal in Beijing. The story which broke a few days ago alleged that RYB (Red Yellow Blue) New World Kindergarten in Xintiandi, in eastern Beijing had been drugging children and forcing them to stand […]

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Slow

Here they go again, thinking slow again. The Chinese Communist Party  is holding its 5-yearly National Congress  (NCCPC) 中国共产党全国代表大. This is an utterly pointless meeting to rubber stamp decisions that have already been taken in private. No one ever, ever votes against anything. Some of the oldest guys will be sidelined and some of the […]

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