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I don't know why I bother

It's not just Time's The China Blog (there is no other) that's full of mediocre posts and worse comment threads. The Sydney Morning Herald jumped on the blogging China bandwagon a while ago. I followed it for a time, but the blog seemed to go dead, so...

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just a little headachy

Roubaozi is in town. He arrived Friday for a few days in the real world before he flies off home to Southland for the summer winter holiday. Funnily enough, this means I've spent a fair bit of time hanging out with him. Combined with a full morning of...

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Mongolian Ping Pong

Watched a film last night. Actually, I watched three. lzh only managed two, because the first one I started watching while she was still on her way home from work. But that first one was the coolest by far. As you may perhaps have guessed, it was called...

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unexpected

Seems today is a day for the unexpected. Thanks to Responsible China, I found my way to this article about China's shrinking deserts. Yep, you read that right. And I did say today is a day for the unexpected. Here's a wee snippet: Desert coverage has...

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quite a rant

Wow, this is quite a rant by somebody going by the name Beifeng (found via ESWN). Now, I don't really want to comment on the Oiwan case. Somehow I just couldn't see it as being as important as others have argued. And although I'm generally supportive...

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windfarm

So I came across this article most likely via Danwei. It's about the Beijing Guanting Wind Farm, or it's installation. I saw that it was called 'Guanting' and thought, wow, that must be in Yanqing. But no, lzh informs me it is actually in Hebei, but very...

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back to normal

Well, kind of back to normal. Don't want to speak too soon, because as I clicked "write", all of a sudden thins slowed down again.... But no, it seems the broadband is broad again. So yes, I read books pretty much all day yesterday. I started with Mark...

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and more boggling of the mind

Is the news that the story of the fake baozi being faked itself faked? Have we gone from fakes to fake fakes to fake fake fakes? Or did somebody slip something a little funny into my jiaozi? Why do I get the feeling that I am, in fact, living inside the...

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journalists...

So I'm reading this article because a friend showed it to me because he's worried some of our oil worker former students may get caught up in the violence in Pakistan, if they haven't been already. Can understand his concern, I mean the violence has been...

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