Category Archives: China

Food Crisis Solved By Unexpected Saviour

Had a terrible shock in Shenzhen earlier this year when the food hall in Lo Wu Shopping Centre closed down with little or no warning. Then I remembered a comment from wise shopper Andrew and now almost everything is almost … Continue reading

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Don’t Kill Cantonese

Four years ago thousands of people demonstrated for Cantonese in Guangzhou. Meanwhile the mainland government (aided and abetted by the HK one and Hong Kong and mainland people are hard at work trying to eradicate the Cantonese language.

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Crap Western Food

I hate so-called western food in China. They just can’t do it, so stop trying. And people who travel with me to the mainland, stop trying to entice me to the “western” restaurant in the hotel! No good can come … Continue reading

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Fantastic Good News For Once

Who says the Chinese don’t care about animals? This is an email I just received from DuoDuo animal welfare organisation on the mainland (all photos DuoDuo): “Aug 5, 2014 — I have some great news to share with you! On … Continue reading

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Adding Time

Noticed how Hong Kong and mainland China’s governments are growing closer and closer? The only difference is that HK’s one pretends to have “public consultations” before they go ahead and spend taxpayers’ money on some new white elephant du jour. … Continue reading

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Down With Simplified Characters

Oh, how I hate simplified characters! It’s bad enough that I have to see them everywhere in my beloved mainland (although shop-and restaurant owners who want their business to look stylish and upmarket increasingly use normal characters on their signs) … Continue reading

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Powering On

Before leaving Hong Kong I was a little concerned that we wouldn’t be able to find proper Sichuan food (after all, two towns in Guangdong province suffer from this most terrible affliction: A lack of Sichuan restaurants) but fortunately on … Continue reading

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I Don’t Think Hong Kong Should Become The Mainland

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Cover Story About Cantonese

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Hitchhiking in China – Very Doable

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