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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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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. 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 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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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 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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