Monthly Archives: June 2015

How Much is that Doggie on the Menu?

I can’t count the number of times that people have asked me about the Chinese eating dog. It is often amongst the first things people want to know when asking about my life in China: ‘have you ever eaten dog?‘ … Continue reading

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The Year of the Shanghai Shark

It is ages since I wrote a book review, about time I remedied that! The Year of the Shanghai Shark by Mo Zhi Hong  is a wonderful lighthearted yet thoughtful depiction of an adolescent growing up in modern China. The … Continue reading

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No smoking in Beijing

From today the most draconian anti-smoking legislation comes into force in Beijing.  There have been months of propaganda leading up to today, and after many attempts to control smoking in China (all of which have failed) the Beijing authorities hope … Continue reading

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