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Sleeping in China

Sleeping in China Sleeping in public in China – is a national sport.  Almost.  There are so many instances of it in any given city on any given day, that you will be hard pressed not to encounter it. Is … Continue reading

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Cost of Living in China and Inconspicuous Consumption

To continue from my previous posting, China (as you probably know by now) has become an economic power – which by itself is a great achievement (given its humble situation in the late 1980s) but one which has come at … Continue reading

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Cost of Living in Beijing – China Economics Series

I have been a China observer for many years.  As you may have seen in some of my blog entries, my experience in China started as a student way, way back in 1987.  It seems like centuries ago.  In the … Continue reading

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Beijing Pollution – Not Getting Better

Greetings!   For all of you who need information on the weather and air quality in China and especially Beijing, here is an update – I was in Beijing this week – until earlier today.  Over the years I have … Continue reading

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Beijing – Winter Olympics 2022 – Incredible

 Something unexpected and really strange happened in the last couple of days – Beijing was selected as the host for the 2022 Winter Olympics Games!!! Isn’t that incredible…?  Why would I say that – well – very simple:  Beijing and … Continue reading

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Conde Nast Traveler: Strange Article on Visiting the Great Wall in China

Over the years I have read the Conde Nast Traveler magazine on a relatively regular basis.  Until recently, I also thought their articles are thought provoking and of good value to the experienced traveler.  All that until now – I just came … Continue reading

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Air Pollution in Beijing

Air pollution in Beijing is becoming almost a regular article in various news and media outlets.   The most recent article is in the Financial Times from…. YES, April 1st 2013!  I looked back through this blog and found that … Continue reading

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New Discovery in Xian – a Palace in Emperor Qinshihuang’s Tomb

I think the Terracota Warriors of Xian are very familiar to many in and outside of China.  Now we have a new discovery in Xian – a palace has been discovered in emperor Qinshihuang's tomb.  According to a report published … Continue reading

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What About Smart Phone use on Board of a Flight in Airplane Safe Mode? Not Enough for Shanghai Airlines

  Chinese airlines continue to amaze me with their ridiculous rules – the latest example is courtesy of Shanghai Airlines.  During a recent flight from Taipei to Shanghai i was watching a serial /comedy on my iphone (with the cellular and wlan … Continue reading

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Nice Restaurant in Shanghai Xintiandi Area — Good Dumplings and Good Ambiance

Din Tai Fung has made quite a strong push into China — the restaurant has been very successful in its birthplace – Taipei — but is doing very well on the mainland too. For those of you who are going … Continue reading

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