Category Archives: News of the Day

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. A Bureaucrat’s Wet Dream

On January 1, new rules for traffic lights have been imposed in China. The new rules require drivers who fail to stop for yellow lights be issued citations and have points deducted from the licenses. The fines and number of … Continue reading

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iPod-less

iPod-less.

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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. Registering Electric Bikes in Shenzhen

Electric bicycles have been called a “silent killer” stalking the streets and sidewalks of Shenzhen. A few years ago the bikes were banned from major highways and streets. Recently there have been calls for the licensing of these vehicles in … Continue reading

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Is Inflation Returning?

In today’s Global Times and Shenzhen Daily there were separate stories about increases in costs of steel, pork, grain, bank charges, mung beans, and drinking water. Is this the beginning of a pattern or an aberration? With all the money the … Continue reading

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