Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

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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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Fill ‘Er Up

These electric car recharging outlets are popping up across the city. Those pictured here are in the car park of Liuzhou museum. China is strongly committed to electric vehicle development with the government actively supporting moves away from dependency on fossil fuels and the associated pollution. Both Chinese and foreign car manufacturers are developing vehicles […]

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Fly Me To The River

The locals have gone one step further in their quest to include every possible type of transport in Liuzhou’s traffic scheme. We have had BRT, the so-called “rapid” buses which take as long as regular buses and spend as much time trying to get out of the constant traffic jams. We have had the rather […]

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Guangxi Goes Global – Again

GX Airlines (北部湾航空) is a relatively new operation (started February 2015) with flights from Nanning to various Chinese cities. They have now announced that they are about to launch international services. In June, they plan to inaugurate flights to Cambodia and Vietnam. Specific destinations are expected to be Hanoi, Danang, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh […]

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Three Months?

The driver of a Wuling van who, at the end of November, hit and killed a couple in their seventies, on a pedestrian crossing in the south of the city, sparking the campaign to have drivers stop at crossings, has been tried and sentenced. Tests were carried out and it was discovered that he had […]

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I’m Amazed #2

For the last three weeks the local media have been banging on about car drivers giving precedence to pedestrians on crossings. There have been articles in the newspapers every day, as well as daily television and radio coverage. To my amazement it seems to be working! You can hardly move down town for cars, buses […]

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