The Guns Go Silent

As the clock strikes midnight here in the Middle Kingdom, the quiet slowly begins.  After an evening of "grand finale" fireworks being shot off from...

Last Chance

Today marks the final day of the 2 weeks of celebrations surrounding Chinese New Year.  It all started with a bang on New Year’s Eve...

Casualty Figures

Today the government released the fireworks casualty figures for the week-long Lunar New Year holiday in Beijing: 1 dead, 434 injured, and 143 fires started....

Seven Percent

That was the relative humidity here in Beijing yesterday, a very cold and blustery day.  7%!!!  No wonder my skin feels like sandpaper and I...