Category Archives: Expat News

Living in China. October 21, 2012. Duck, Club Viva, etc.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19. Afternoon. It was very pleasant today. It was sunny and cooler, I’d guess about 75 degrees. Met a 66 year old Chinese man named Robert on my walk this afternoon. He spoke pretty good English. We sat … Continue reading

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Living in China. October 15-19, 2012. A Little Socializing

MONDAY, OCTOBER 15. The girls and I had dinner with my friend Robert last night. He is full Chinese but was born in New Zealand. He lives in the Louhou district which is very nice, very busy. I’ve never been … Continue reading

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October 14, 2012. More Quiet Times

It’s been very quiet here lately, so I don’t have a lot of news. Went to a party Monday night and am having dinner with some friends tonight. I’ll post a few random pics. The first is of the gate … Continue reading

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Living in China. October 3, 2012. Mid-Autumn Festival and My Birthday

SEPTEMBER 29. The Mid-Autumn Festival starts tomorrow. It’s date is based on the lunar calendar so the dates vary from year to year. This year it ends on the beginning of the National Holiday, so there care 8 holiday days. … Continue reading

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Anger Against the Chinese State

few days ago a truck driver named Gan in Sichuan Province in southwest China was confronted by the police for illegally parking his truck. The driver and the cop got into a heated argument. The description in the Beijing controlled … Continue reading

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Living in China. September 28, 2012. This ‘n That

SEPTEMBER 23. A storm was coming. There was a lot of thunder and the sky was dark in the morning. I went out earlier than usual in hopes of beating the rain, but I was unsuccessful. I carried an umbrella, … Continue reading

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Living in China. September 21, 2012.

It’s been very quiet here lately. I have little to report. We’ve had a few get togethers with friends and I’ve been going to chess club. Every afternoon I take my walks. I’m still exploring the new neighborhood. Edison went … Continue reading

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Living in China. September 6, 2012.

It’s been very quiet since we returned from Xinjiang Province. Friday night we got together with a few friends at an outdoor barbecue place. Saturday I played chess. Monday I began looking for a new apartment. Sea went with me … Continue reading

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Living in China.August 24-26, 2012. Return to Shenzhen

Friday. August 24, 2012. Today Sea is meeting her friend from high school for lunch. He was the main person who helped her get past the documentation problem she had about getting her police records from Shenzhen. She wanted to … Continue reading

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Living in China. August 21-23, 2012. Xinyuan to Xinjing to Urumqi

Tuesday. August 21, 2012. It’s 9:30. Sea just left for the police station. It doesn’t open until 10:00, but she wanted to be first in line. She said she might have to go to 71 Regiment later, but was unsure. … Continue reading

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