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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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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 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. July 6, 2012.

It looks like it’s going to be hot and sunny today. Vivian’s coming by with the baby. The two of them plus Sea will be going out to shop for baby stuff. So I’ll be on my own for a … 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. June 27, 2012. In Defence of the Chinese People

A few days ago  returned to Shenzhen after living almost exactly a year in America where I was recovering from an illness. I had heard the Chinese people were turning more and more xenophobic, and that foreigners were less welcome … Continue reading

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Living in China. June 23, 2012. A Close Call

Today, for some reason the supervisor/landlord was called to our apartment. I didn’t know why, but he and his assistant were looking out of my office window. I didn’t know what was up, so I grabbed a Global Times and … Continue reading

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