Tag Archives: Beijing

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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Living in China. December 4, 2012. Cold and Rainy.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30. Bad weather seems to have set in. It was rainy all day, and the weather was cool, though not completely unpleasant. I didn’t go out during the day, but we got together with a few friends for … 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. November 3, 2012. Another Party.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30. Night. Went to dinner with Sea’s ex-boss who is in town for a few days. She’s kind of cute, and Sea says she’s quite rich. She owns two apartments in Beijing and three in Shenzhen. I didn’t … 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. 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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Living in China. June 25, 2012

We finally I have a hot and sunny day. Now I can complain about the heat. Plus everyone seems to be well today for the first time in a while. The first picture above is of me yesterday. I have … Continue reading

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Living in China. August 17, 2010.

Rained off and on all day. Mostly stayed in and finished planning my vacation. I think it’s done. Sent it to Vivian, so I’m sure there will be last minute changes.

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