Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

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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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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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Zebra Slogans

Almost exactly a year after their previous effort, the local authorities are again having a campaign to get Liuzhou drivers to pretend to be rational, intelligent, civilised human beings. It sort of worked, for a bit last, time. Some drivers tended to stop to give way to pedestrians on crossings for all of the month […]

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Déjà Vu Litter

I just got back from a few days out of town and was going through my spam in the vague but unlikely hope that any of my email was not from Slavic women who apparently can’t live without me, and kind medical practitioners offering to supply me medical compounds at a reasonable price to apparently […]

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Thought For the Day

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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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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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Barrier! Do Not Cross! Go Round!

This has been amusing me for a few weeks. One of the few places in Liuzhou you can get respite from the hideous silent killer e-bikes, or e-donkeys as the popular Chinese name means (something of a misnomer, I feel. The donkeys are usually the idiots who ride them) is the pedestrian street in the […]

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