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PANDA PORN

What I do to keep you all up to date with what is going on in China beggars belief. Recently I read -in the Chinese press –  about the latest initiative in the battle to get panda’s to procreate.  Bare … Continue reading

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Sunday roast – haunch of Chinese Water Deer?

Last weekend I was enjoying a skype chat with my old school friend Marj who now lives in Norfolk (UK); she mentioned that her partner had been given a piece of Chinese Water Deer (CWD) to cook by someone who … Continue reading

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Would you allow your kids to do this?

Over the time I have been blogging I have often mentioned the traffic in Beijing. The city has a population of well over 25 million (the government are trying to cut it back to 22 million as the total number) … Continue reading

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The USA has always had a love/hate relationship with China.

  Next week China’s president, Xi JinPing, is going on a Official Visit to the USA. Many Chinese are shocked that he will not be received at the White House, and that his meetings with President Donald Trump are to … Continue reading

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Beansprout salad – so good!

In Chinese cuisine it is not usual to eat food that is raw. So the idea of salads composed of uncooked vegetables is not at all traditional. Of course they DO have salads but most ingredients would have been slightly … Continue reading

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Whodunnit? Murder most foul in Chongqing.

In November 2011 the local papers covered the unexpected death of a British expat, Neil Heywood, whose body had been found in a hotel room in Chongqing.  The papers said that Mr Heywood, an Old Harrovian aged 41 who had … Continue reading

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Two wheels good, four wheels bad – the battle for pedal power.

When we first came to China 21 years ago in 1996, Beijing  was chock-a-block with bicycles (as were all other towns and cities); there were a few taxis (2 groups – one for locals, one for foreigners), black government cars, … Continue reading

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