Liuzhou Laowai

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September 30th

September 30th – Opening Ceremony for The Annual Water Sports Festival, but given over instead to a pre-National Day propaganda exercise. Then came the fireworks. They used to have firework displays every year at Spring Festival, but the last was in 2008. They stopped them because of pollution dangers, but apparently they don’t matter for […]

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2018 Liuzhou Water Carnival Opens

The International Water Carnival Opening Ceremony took place at 9 o’clock this morning. I wangled an invitation. There were the usual speeches, then the Party Secretary managed to declare festivities open in just one sentence. We were then treated to a display of water sport on the river. National and local television crews were in […]

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2018 China Liuzhou International Water Carnival

October 1 to October 10,  2018

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Ironman Ironwoman Results

My immaculate sources inform me that the Ironman Triathlon held in Liuzhou and which I mentioned earlier has been won. Twice? The Ironman man winner is a British person named Alistair Brownlee while the Ironman Ironwoman was a Polish person named Agnieszka Jerzyk. I have no idea what any of this actually means, but for […]

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Ironman 70.3

If you are like me, you probably thought what does Ironman 70.3 mean. That source of all human knowledge (not) Wikipedia informs me that An Ironman 70.3, also known as a Half Ironman, is one of a series of long distance triathlon races organized by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC). The “70.3” refers to the […]

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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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