Category Archives: Expat News

Living in China. How To Be Corrupt.

Over the past few months several corrupt officials have been exposed in the online media. A few have been caught by party mechanisms, and by other means. Now with the official Party crackdown on corruption advanced by Xi Jinping, it … Continue reading

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Living in China. November 27, 2012. Crappy Weather.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26. Cool and rainy. The paper said the high today will be 20. Tomorrow’s high will be 19, then it will begin to warm up a bit. Wednesday-s high will be 22. I’m not sure what these numbers … Continue reading

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Living in China. November 24, 2012. Walk to Photographer.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22. Continued. When dawn broke it was very foggy. By noon the fog had cleared and it was sunny and pleasant. The air was as clear as I’ve seen it in weeks. The first picture is of the … Continue reading

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Living in China. November 22, 2012. Korean Restaurant

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20. Had a piece published in the Shenzhen Daily. They haven’t had an Opinion page in two weeks because so much space was used to cover the Communist Party Congress. It’s over now, so things are back to … Continue reading

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Living in China. November 19, 2012. Quiet

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11. It was very cool this morning. I might have to break out my long pants soon. I woke up at 04:30 and tried unsuccessfully to go back to sleep, but was unsuccessful, so I got up at … Continue reading

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Living in China. November 10, 2012. Election Loss

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2012. Had dinner with Robert last night. We went to the same outdoor Muslim place we went before. We had a lot of grilled lamb and various veggies. One thing we got was a plate of chilled … Continue reading

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Living in China. November 6, 2012. Flute and Fruit

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4. Another bright and comfortably cool day. Vivian and Eleven spent the day with us again. They came by about 09:30. Edison slept all morning. At 12:30 when I went out he was still in bed. Took a … Continue reading

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Living in China. October 31, 2012. Walking Around.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 29. Had dinner with some friends last night. We went to a Szechuan style place. It is OK, but not really good. One of the girls ordered, so that might have something to do with it. She ordered … Continue reading

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Living in China. October 25, 2012. Dangerous Street Crossing, Food.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24. Woke up early and knocked out another 700+ word essay by 11:00. The pic above is not Paris. It is of a park in Shenzhen called Window of the World. Wandered into my old neighborhood today. Decided … Continue reading

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Living in China. October 23, 2012. Sidewalk Haircut, Eating, and Walking.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21. Got up a little later than usual (07:00) after being out so late the night before. Sat down at the computer and wrote yet another piece for the Shenzhen Daily before 10:00. I’ve been very prolific lately, … Continue reading

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