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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 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. August 13-15, 2012. Xinjing to Xinyuan.

Monday. August 13, 2012. This morning Sea went out to take care of her business. Because all of China is on the same time, there are no zones, it gets light later in the day, and stays light later. Consequently … Continue reading

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Living In China. August 12-13, 2012. Flight to Urumqi.

  Sunday. August 12, 2012. We were supposed to get up at 5:00 and we had a black taxi lined up to pick us up at 5:15. Of course I woke up at 3:30 and couldn’t get back to sleep. … Continue reading

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Living in China. August 12, 2012. Packing for Xinjiang

Tomorrow we’re going to Xinjiang. The plane leaves at 8:00, so we’re getting up at 5:00. Sea has a car lined up to takes to the airport at 5:15. I’m kind of excited since this is a part of China … Continue reading

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Living in China. July, 17, 2012. Hong Kong.

Sunday I had to go to Hong Kong to get my visa updated. Big mistake. The stores here are all open on Sunday and the checkpoint was a mad house. Chinese people like to shop in Hong Kong because a … Continue reading

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Living in China. July 11, 2012. A Scary Experience

  Had a scary experience yesterday. I usually keep a few Yuan with me for small personal expenses while I’m out alone. I mostly buy an occasional snack, something at chess club, some ice cream, or a beer ot two … Continue reading

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Living in China. Let China Be Chinese

Recently there have been calls for legislation concerning civil behavior in Shenzhen. The question is what constitutes civil behavior, who decides, and how will it be enforced? Will it be based on public consensus or bureaucratic dictate? How will these … Continue reading

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English Wins in China

There have been stories in the news lately about a new edition of a Chinese language dictionary including a few English abbreviations. Purist Chinese language scholars have lodged a protest against the inclusion of these abbreviation, such as WTO (World … 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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