Monthly Archives: March 2011

Take nuclear rumours with a pinch of salt

Is it because so few of us really understand anything about nuclear energy that we are so frightened of it? During the past nine days since the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, newspapers and television screens all over the … Continue reading

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Best Value Lunch in Beijing – Alameda

I have never been one of those ‘Ladies Who Lunch’ but here in Beijing I am beginning to think that I might fancy becoming one. Yesterday a Chinese friend and I agreed to meet for lunch – I wanted to … Continue reading

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Uncultivated ground – signs in China lost in translation

I came across this sign when wandering through the Panjiayuan antique market one weekend. In this increasingly hectic world there is a lot to be said for a period of ‘lying fallow’, an old expression which originates from agriculture meaning … Continue reading

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The Colour of Money

I am not an economist nor a financial fundi, but I do have a general grasp of some of the terms used in the media about various economic sectors and colour often seems to be used to describe them. There … Continue reading

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