Tag Archives: china

Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet – actually eating there!

Ultraviolet. As mentioned in this space before, I was going to have dinner at Paul Pairet’s new restaurant concept on June 9th. Well, its June 12, and yes, I had dinner there on June 9th. So – where’s the review? … Continue reading

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Dirty South Gangster

Right now I’m in Hong Kong for the May Holiday, but I’ve spent the past week in the Chinese Southern City of Guangzhou, and I will be back there after the May Holiday is over. Guangzhou gets a short shrift … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year

In the run up to Chinese New Year, I attended a couple of work parties.

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Snow in Beijing!

Two day business trip to Wuhan and Beijing. Got a little time with Chairman Mao and the snow.

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The best thing I have eaten in Shanghai

On Jinxian Road in Luwan District in Shanghai – pretty much downtown, there are three non-descript Shanghainese restaurants which daily are crowded with young Shanghainese hipsters and Hong Kong foodies who read something online or in a magazine. What they … Continue reading

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Yiwu: Arabs and Arsenal

My friend Colin and his cousin Jesse were headed down to Yiwu to watch English Premier League side Arsenal take on Hangzhou Green Town in a football match on Saturday July 16th, and so I joined them.

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and I wonder why gmail is having so many problems lately in China

Check out the google ad at the top of my email inbox While I appreciate the message AND I recognize the right of printfection to engage in commerce, I really do rely on gmail and if this gets blocked in … Continue reading

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Censorship in China

Yeah it still exists. Check out my Time Magazine (purchased March 27 from the Beijing Airport Terminal 2) The redacted words are “rubber-stamp”

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Thai Cooking in Shanghai

More than a quarter of my extended family lives in Thailand or grew up in the country. We’re not Thai Chinese at all – just Hong Kong Chinese who moved to Thailand, but we’ve been connected with the country for … Continue reading

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Li Na, Jia You!

Chinese women’s tennis star Li Na becomes the first Chinese player to make a tennis grand slam final! Li is into her first major final but is growing in confidence after coming off a comeback win over the No. 1-ranked … Continue reading

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