Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

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Baisha Bridge Opens

Today, the city’s 20th road bridge across the river opened. 白纱大桥 (White Sand Bridge) connects the northern side of east Liuzhou with its counterpart in the centre. The bridge features a mid-section loop which is being represented as Liuzhou’s gateway. Anyway, some pictures.

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Mass Murder and Mayhem

I’m confused as usual. Yesterday, I passed on a report about an SUV hitting a number of e-bikes on Wenchang bridge at 11 am yesterday morning. Later in the day, I read in the local rag about an SUV hitting a number of e-bikes in Rongjun Road at 11pm on Saturday evening. Images from both […]

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“Out of Control” Liuzhou Traffic Accident

At 11 am this morning, a serious road “accident” occurred on the westbound side of Wenchang Bridge near the Liuzhou Hotel. An out-of-control SUV ploughed into a number of e-bikes causing serious damage and injury, leaving broken people and bikes and parts littering the road. The bridge was completely closed for a short time, longer […]

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Car Park Blues

Somehow, I missed this last week. Better late than never. A driver was detained by police this week after he was filmed deliberately banging his truck 11 times into an SUV which was blocking his way out of a car park in yeah, Liuzhou. The full story and video are here.

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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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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

柳州三中路 2017-3-3

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