Monthly Archives: October 2005

Imagethief and the spectral tiger: A Dongbei travelogue

It was the same conversation I’ve had a hundred times in China. “Where do you come from? How did you learn to speak Chinese? Do you like China?” But it was the first time I’d had it buck naked in … Continue reading

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How to survive a Chinese drinking party

Imagethief is in Shenzhen, supporting a Japanese client company at the Seventh Annual China High Technology Exposition, currently occupying a huge amount of space at one of Shenzhen’s two convention halls (our first taxi driver took us to the wrong … Continue reading

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The strange lunacy of translators in airliner cockpits

Singapore is now completely infatuated with China, and the average Straits Times has about seventy-six pages of news from China. I am really good friends with two of the ST correspondents in Beijing, so I will mention that much of … Continue reading

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