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ChinaPhoto

April 4, 2014

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  A vast country, an unfathomable number of people and a great many photographs would explain why it’s taken as long as it has to review, edit and publish them all in one place – but have a look at my new site, ChinaPhoto and I hope you’ll agree it’s been worth the effort! In […]

Golden Week

February 7, 2013

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Knowing when to get away for the bank holiday has always been a matter for discussion in the UK – leave on the Friday night and risk the traffic?  Take a half day?  Or go on the Saturday. In China, it’s on an altogether different scale.  Golden Week at the start of October saw something […]

The end of Movember

November 30, 2012

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There are some things about living in China that cause more concern than they rightly should.  Taking a taxi for the first time, dining out in a local restaurant and getting your hair cut. Not that the latter should really bother me too much since anyone that knows me will testify I’ve had more than […]

Wherever I lay my hat?

November 21, 2012

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It was a little weird returning to Beijing after a few weeks in London, and then Vietnam and, for the first time, thinking of a place other than England as “going home.” It was odd to start with when answering what should have been a very basic question from those in Ho Chi Mihn City […]

Trade Flows

November 18, 2012

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The most often asked question on my fleeting return to the UK was, what’s the strangest thing you’ve eaten, followed (in the frequency stakes) by what do you miss the most? Now assuming that that second question wasn’t, in most cases, simply fishing for compliments (you of course!), I can honestly say I was stumped.  […]

The Pace of Change

November 12, 2012

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After a few weeks out of China, it’s always exciting to see what has changed, and how much. When I previously spent a week in Xian, I came back to find all of the road between Sanlitun and the office had been dug up.  By the time I came back from England, they’d all been […]

By the people, for the people…

November 5, 2012

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It won’t have escaped the attention of even the most casual political follower that the coming weeks see potential changes in the leadership of both China and America.  The Chinese leadership is certainly changing hands and whether or not the US also ushers in a new leader, there is no doubt that those who emerge […]