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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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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: Musical Expat – Re-Tros In Support of Depeche Mode

From November 15th, Beijing based band Re-Tros will join English electronic act Depeche Mode on their Global Spirit Tour. Re-Tros will provide support on the European leg of the tour, which is testament to their real and valued musical ability. Other such acts to join on as support for Depeche Mode's world tour are witchy… Continue reading China Expat: Musical Expat – Re-Tros In Support of Depeche Mode

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China Expat: Musical Expat – 中南海

This song is by a band called Car Sick Cars from Beijing. Their sound is of an alternative, punky, don't give a fuck type.  It is called Zhong Nanhai which literally means Middle South-Sea, but which is also the name of a famous brand of cheap cigarettes in China.  Undoubtedly it is a powerful youth… Continue reading China Expat: Musical Expat – 中南海

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China Expat – Venomous Snakes riding on Bikes

As you may know if you read my blog, I am very vocally opposed to rental bikes and the agencies who profit of profligate litter on the city streets.  I should tell you a story about riding my bike along the footpath and being forced to hop down because the path was so cluttered with… Continue reading China Expat – Venomous Snakes riding on Bikes