Category Archives: China

China Connecting with South East Asia

Over recent years there has been a softening of travel regulations in South East Asia. This has come at a similar time to a reversal on the former ban of travel overseas by citizens of the People’s Republic of China. … Continue reading

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Expecting Gold

Chinese newspaper Global Times confidently claimed on the verge of the opening of the Rio 2016 Olympics that Chinese would get 30 to 36 medals. It is now day 12 and China have 17 golds while Team GB have 19 … Continue reading

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The Contradiction between Capitalism and Communism

Any casual Chinese observer will tell you that the traditional ideological divide set out by Karl Marx in the 1800s between two forms of social and economic organisation called capitalism and communism is not a problem for those who dream … Continue reading

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Chinese Authorities Ban Wordplay

The edicts of the Chinese communist party can be a strange mix of the frightening and the absurd. Despite the window dressing of democracy and lip service given to the 55 ethnic minorities of China, the ‘party’ makes the rules, … Continue reading

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Chinese Temples in Thailand

Thailand has the largest community of ethnic Chinese people in the world. For over 400 years the Chinese have moved to Thailand. King Rama VI (1910 – 1925) decided to fully integrate the large Chinese community into his Kingdom by … Continue reading

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Liuzhou

Liuzhou City in the People’s Republic of China is in north central Guangxi Province. It has a population of 3.7 million and covers an area of 18,700 square kilometers. The city is on the banks of the Liu River. It … Continue reading

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The Population Conundrum

It is China’s one child policy that is perhaps the mostly widely known of the communist party’s many political directives. It is a policy that produces an extreme reaction among foreign observers. There are libertarians and pro-lifers who view the … Continue reading

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China and Carbon

China opens a new coal burning power plant every week. It has overtaken the USA as the single largest emitter of the green house carbon dioxide. William Chandler of the Energy Transition Research Institute has gone on record saying: “The … Continue reading

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Chinese Reverse Engineering

It is no accident that China is stealing a march on the rest of the world in many manufacturing sectors. It is not just enough to have a cheap and plentiful supply of factory workers. Nor is it enough to … Continue reading

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Rebranding China

The People’s Republic of China has kept its name but the unelected government has been busy changing China’s image in the world. It doesn’t make economic sense to be regarded as a hard-line Communist country keen to demonstrate the fairness … Continue reading

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Chinese Culture in Thailand

There is a cultural connection between China and Thailand that stretches over many centuries. A large percent of Thais have Chinese ancestry. You can see Chinese characters, Chinese architecture and Chinese temples all over Thailand. Even the present royal dynasty, … Continue reading

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The China Study Advocates Alkaline Foods

A book titled The China Study: Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-Term Health is an eye opener in terms of finding out more about nutrition and how we can enjoy a long and healthy life. The authors advocate … Continue reading

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