Monthly Archives: July 2007

Fake story about fakes is a fake, or is it?

Both foreign and local news ran the story of fake buns being sold in Beijing that contained pork mixed with cardboard by unscrupulous vendors. A few days later there were stories suggesting that this story was itself a fake. And … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs, Intellectual Property | 2 Comments

Time Flies

Wow, time certainly flies by. It’s already been 3 or 4 days since my last post. People will start to think I have an actual job or something if I don’t start posting again soon, so I’m just gonna sum … Continue reading

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Wash Day

Here’s something you don’t see everyday in England – a washing line with some very sexy underwear being hung out to dry, along with er, a duck carcass and a few pieces of lean pork!  (Photo taken by a friend … Continue reading

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Shao Xiaoshan (邵小珊) Looking For A Foreign Husband

I read with amusement this item from Dan Wei about Zhang Zi Yi’s body double (what a claim to fame!) who apparently is looking for a husband and advertising on her own blog. She only has a few modest requirements … Continue reading

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Vote For Me!

Yes folks, it’s time for the 2007 China Blog Awards, run by Chinalyst. I have absolutely no hope of winning, partly because my blog has been moved 3 times to avoid the Chinese net nanny who kindly blocked Squarespace where … Continue reading

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5 things I hate about you

Well, mainly because I couldn’t think of 10 things without appearing to be a whining whinging old man. I’ve separated them into China vs the UK because the lists are mutually exclusive as you will see. Well, there might be … Continue reading

Posted in Arrrrggghhh!, Britain | 13 Comments


Well, just back from a couple of weeks in Europe, part business, part pleasure. It started in London with 5 days of shopping and spending quality time with my family, mostly my brother and his 2 year old nephew. I … Continue reading

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3rd Time Lucky

Well, my previous two blogs have been blocked by the Chinese net nanny, so this is my third blog site. However, I’ve done something a bit different this time – I have hosted this blog on my own domain name … Continue reading

Posted in Arrrrggghhh!, Censorship | 4 Comments