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Birdstriking China Tour 

Birdstriking will begin their tour of China in support of their album Holey Brain.  Take a look to see if your city is on the list: 10.13 Friday, Join Young, Tianjin 10.14 Saturday, An Xiang Coffee, Baoding  10.15 Sunday, The Roof (new one), Luoyang 10.17 Tuesday, Sub Ark, Xinxiang  10.18 Wednesday, 7LIVEHOUSE, Zhengzhou 10.19 Thursday,… Continue reading Birdstriking China Tour 

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China Expat: When You Know It’s Time to Make a Change

Due to circumstances beyond my control i.e. instinct and interest, I have been forced to overhaul the content of this blog. I have always been a music journalist, and I suppose that I love music too much to merely write a few bog standard reviews and article references to record labels and artists in China… Continue reading China Expat: When You Know It’s Time to Make a Change

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Is China a Developing Nation? Data Visualisation – Part 2: Life Expectancy

According to figures taken from the World Health Organisation in 2015, China ranked 53rd in the world in terms of life expectancy with 76.1 years. China was bracketed by Jamaica, Vietnam and Equador, and shared the same life expectancy rank as Montenegro and Bahamas. Near neighbour Japan ranked as the world leader with 83.7, while… Continue reading Is China a Developing Nation? Data Visualisation – Part 2: Life Expectancy

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Is China a Developing Nation? Data Visualisation – Part 1: Nominal GDP Per Capita

Understanding whether or not China is a nation still in development is a difficult task. Sure, if you live in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou or any of the large cities on the East coast, then there is no question that the landscape in which you spend your time is assuredly a developed part of the world.… Continue reading Is China a Developing Nation? Data Visualisation – Part 1: Nominal GDP Per Capita

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China Expat: Data Expat – China as a Global Power

Using figures taken from the Pew Research Centre from August 23rd, 2017, we can see that America's long held predominance on the world stage is beginning to narrow as new superpowers China and Russia catch up. Interestingly, only two countries on the Australasian continent favour China above USA and Russia, they are Australia and Indonesia,… Continue reading China Expat: Data Expat – China as a Global Power

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China Expat: Chinese National Day

This year some 700 million Chinese are expected to travel during Golden Week - the week long holiday enjoyed during and after the Chinese National Day at the start of October. With such a mass of human movement, it can be quite a disconcerting challenge to travel during this time, especially by car or by… Continue reading China Expat: Chinese National Day