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Nanning Market Mushrooms

More specifically, at a market in Nanning, China, with a population of over seven million, one of the larger cities you’ve never heard...

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ChinaPress & Digital Freedom

China is world’s worst jailer of the press; global tally second worst on record

In the wake of a broad crackdown on free expression since President Xi Jinping took office, China is the world's worst jailer of...

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The Path to Happiness, Shanghai

Both sound inviting, don't they?...

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Mannequin Monday #14

On Shanghai's busy Nanjing Road....

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Beijing Olympics, Revisited

A brief look back at the 2008 Olympic Closing Ceremony in Beijing....

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Shopping Fatigue, Shanghai

Even shoppers in China apparently get tired of buying all the things they make....

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Turtles at Market, Nanning

Turtles for sale at a market on the fringes of Nanning, China, a sprawling city of seven million many of you have never heard of. So it...

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Ba Gui Agricultural Research Garden, Nanning

Today’s Pic du Jour, the 193rd (!) straight, provides a brief throwback to a late 2010 visit to the Ba Gui Agricultural Research...

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Early Morning Wedding Photos, Beijing

Today’s Daily Pic is of a wedding scene I caught early on a Sunday morning while on my way to the Bird’s Nest during the 2008...

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Nanning Nightscape (Pic du Jour)

One of the biggest cities you've never heard of....

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Big – Shanghai’s Jin Mao Tower

I just finished lamenting how un-big the backpack I’ll be living out of for the next 14 to 16 months is going to be, so it’s nice to...

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ChinaFood & Drink

A Dog at the Market

You can now cross Boiled Dog in a Nanning Market off your list of things to see before you die. I’ve posted this pic a couple times...

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ChinaPhotography

Five Long Exposures Inside Shanghai’s Bund Tourist Tunnel

And a hideously tacky Tourist Tunnel it is. But it makes for some great photo opportunities during the course of its five-minute journey....

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A few China news links…

Even folks in China get tired of buying all the things they make. This was taken in Shanghai last May during one of two trips I made to...

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Piran Café in 2010

That’s a boiled dog prepped and ready for sale in a small market in Nanning, China. Apparently, it offended western sensibilities...

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ChinaTravel

The Slipper Has Disinfected – Personal Encounters with Chinglish in 2010

I made two visits to China this year, enough to see that Chinglish is still quite alive and well, despite an official war in both Beijing...

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ChinaVietnam

Nanning to Hanoi by Bus

That’s the first public toilet you’ll see when crossing into Vietnam from China via the Friendship pass. But fear not,...

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ChinaFood & Drink

Twenty Minutes in a Pair of Nanning Markets

These are a few shots from quick stops at two street markets in Nanning last Thursday. Our tour guides/chaperones/handlers, assigned to us...

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ChinaHotels

Warning on toilet seats in Nanning’s Gui Jing Hotel

Makes me wonder what type of guests they’re attracting. Nanning, China, 13-Oct-2010...

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