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All the Tea in China
I think everyone who blogs about China has to have a post somewhere, sometime with this title. I mean, how is one to resist? The International Herald Tribune has published an interesting article about tea-growing in China, titled Tea, Wild or Not Enriches Chinese Province. From relative obscurity a few decades ago, tea from Yunnan, […]
Alas, It was Too Good to be True
A couple of weeks back, the Beijing city government announced that, in order to ensure a ‘smoke-free’ Olympics, smoking will be banned in government offices, sports venues, museums, hospitals, schools, and internet cafes, bars, and restaurants. My first reaction was to jump for joy. One of the more difficult things to adjust to here in […]
That’s been our weather for the past couple of days. I didn’t know it was possible, but we seem to have had sandy weather and foggy weather all at the same time. Which means, of course, the air just smells like mud. And in the morning we know that it rained during the night because […]
The Holy Fire
The big news in town this week was the lighting of the Olympic torch that will be carried in relay for 130 days through 19 different countries. The flame will eventually come back to China (obviously) and be used to light the Olympic flame that will burn for the duration of the Games in August. […]