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CHANGING CURRENTS
20 YEARS of REFLECTIONS
CYCLING to XANADU
THE CHINESE DREAM
CHINESE NEW YEAR ADS
The MEDIUM, the MESSAGE and the SAUSAGE DOG
ANYONE FOR TENNIS?
VIEWS FROM ABOARD THE CHINA EXPRESS:
1 Zola and Retail Marketing
2 Playing the Waiting Game
3 Beware the Ides of March
4 The county not on a map
5 Chinese Chess in Beijing
6 Build it and They'll Come
7 Riding the Water Dragon
8 The Best of Both Worlds
9 Storming the Great Wall
10 Welcome to the Wangba
11 The Catcher in the Rice
12 The Marriage Business
13 The Crouching Dragon
14 Counting the Numbers
15 A Century of Migration
16 Shooting for the Stars
17 Rise of Yorkshire Puds
18 Harry Potter in Beijing
19 Standing Out in China
20 Self-pandactualisation
21 Strolling on the Moon
22 Tea with the Brothers
23 Animated Guangzhou
24 Trouble on the Farms
25 Christmas in Haerbin
26 Dave pops into Tesco
27 A Breath of Fresh Air
28 The Boys from Brazil
29 Rolls-Royce on a roll
30 The Great Exhibition
31 Spreading the Word
32 On Top of the World
33 Moonlight Madness
34 Beijing's Wild West
35 Avatar vs Confucius
36 Brand Ambassadors
37 Inspiring Adventure
38 China's Sweet Spot
39 Spinning the Wheel
40 Winter Wonderland
41 The End of the Sky
42 Ticket to Ride High
43 Turning the Corner
44 Trouble in Toytown
45 Watch with Mother
46 Red-crowned Alert
47 In a Barbie World
48 Domestic Arrivals
49 Tale of Two Taxis
50 Land of Extremes
51 Of 'Mice' and Men
52 Tour of the South
53 Brooding Clouds?
54 The Nabang Test
55 Guanxi Building
56 Apple Blossoms
57 New Romantics
58 The Rose Seller
59 Rural Shanghai
60 Forbidden Fruit
61 Exotic Flavours
62 Picking up Pace
63 New Year, 2008
64 Shedding Tiers
65 Olympic Prince
66 London Calling
67 A Soulful Song
68 Paradise Lost?
69 Brandopolises
70 Red, red wine
71 Finding Nemo
72 Rogue Dealer
73 Juicy Carrots
74 Bad Air Days
75 Golden Week
76 Master Class
77 Noodle Wars
78 Yes We Can!
79 Mr Blue Sky
80 Keep Riding
81 Wise Words
82 Hair Today
83 Easy Rider
84 Aftershock
85 Bread vans
86 Pick a card
87 The 60th
88 Ox Tales
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BIRDS IN CHINA - PHOTOS
BIRDING in CHINA
PORTS of CALL
FROM BEYOND THE WALL
ABOUT & CONTACT

Out and about in Beijing, October 2014

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Out and about in Beijing, September 2014

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Out and about in Beijing, August 2014

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Poster translation: [lit. l0,000 stampeding horses] 'Charge ahead' to fulfil the China Dream.

Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, 22nd August 2014

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"Horse's Head village", Beijing, 8th June 2014

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Cycling around Beijing on the 4th June 2014

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Cycling around Beijing on the 3rd June 2014

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'Children's Day', Beijing, 1st June 2014

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31st March 2014, Johnny Depp in Beijing

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27th February 2014, Shenyang, Liaoning province

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Out and about in February 2014, Beijing

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charts/e13-11.jpgThe above poster campaign has been running in Beijing for quite a while, but it's the first time I've seen it in the Beijing "countryside" (I took the photo on the 19th February).  

The headline reads: 学习雷锋  奉献他人 提升自己 Learn from Lei Feng; Respect others; [and in so doing] improve oneself.

For those of you not familiar with the background, the poster extols the virtues of 雷锋 Lei Feng (1940-1962), who became famous after his accidental death when Mao Zedong chose him as the poster child for personal sacrifice. 

Mao urged everyone to "向雷锋同志学习" Learn from comrade Lei Feng (how to do things for others with no regard for one's own difficulties).  

The poster to the left is from May 1983: 向雷锋同志学习,培养共产主义品德"  Learn from comrade Lei Feng, cultivate a Communist moral character.

This year marks the 51st anniversary of the first Lei Feng poster.  A colllection of more than two dozen of them can be viewed here.

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Out and about in February 2014, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan 

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Close to the border with Laos, 2950km from... Lanzhou in Gansu (via Wenchuan and Chengdu in Sichuan)

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January 2014 in Beijing

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Flying a kite on a "hazy" morning in Beijing

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January 2014 in Shanghai

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