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Chinese Whispers - The 'Burbs (48)

I forgot to mention that, when we arrived in Beijing, we were each issued with the ubiquitous winter coat that all Chinese wore at that time – padded, long, grey-green, fur collar, fur-lined hood, quilted and amazingly warm. 1.037 altre parole

Making friends in Changsha

After three rather disappointing, very lazy days in Fenghuang (streaming TV on the computer and drinking beer on the balcony were are top two activities), we headed for an overnight stop in Changsha, the capital of Hunan province. 669 altre parole

Travel

Fenghuang aka Phoenix

From the other-worldly mountains, to an old river side town, where buildings lean out over the water, supported by stilts.

GUIDE BOOK INFO “Fenghuang was once a frontier town, marking the boundary between the Han civilisations of the central plains and the Miao, Tujia and Dong minorities of the southwest mountains. 521 altre parole

Travel

Chinese court puts up 'wall of shame' for overdue fines

By Naomi Ng and Shen Lu

This article was published on CNN.com on 23 January 2015.

In a modern twist of public square shaming, a Chinese court has blazoned the names and offenses of 50 individuals and four companies that have dodged paying fines. 359 altre parole

Portfolio

Chinese New Year

It’s the year of the goat! Or the sheep, or the ram. I’m not quite sure which one. The pictures on the new year advertisements dotted around seem pretty ambiguous, along with the translation. 788 altre parole

China

What's in a Name?

This week is Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival. Confusing because in the West it’s neither New Year or Spring. Anyway, this is the Year of the Sheep. 405 altre parole

Life