Category Archives: Around the World

Joke about EU request to stop internet filtering in China

This can only be a political joke! I was pointed by the german netzpolitik.org and Die Neuen Menschen blogs to an article you can read in the news at N24 or Deutschlandradio about a statement from Viviane Reding, commissioner for … Continue reading

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Politik der verbrannten Erde

Was sich derzeit in der deutschen Politik so abspielt läßt sich nur noch schwer mit einem Generationenkonflikt erklären. Ich möchte hier nicht noch einmal auf die Argumente gegen eine Vorratsdatenspeicherung oder eine Netzzensur eingehen wie sie in der letzten Zeit … Continue reading

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SPD und CDU wenden sich gegen ihre jungen Wähler

Eigentlich hatte ich meinen Blog begonnen weil ich meine Freunde und Verwandte in der ganzen Welt ein wenig auf dem Laufenden halten wollte wie es mir in China so ergeht und sie mit Bildern und Geschichten vom anderen Ende der … Continue reading

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Verdict in Capitol Records v. Thomas-Rasset

In the second trial against Jammie Thomas-Rasset, mother of four children, the jury awarded the recording companies $1.92 million, $80,000 per uploaded song for 24 songs. Naturally the representative of the recording industry from the RIAA was happy about the … Continue reading

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Nice to live in China

It is very nice to live in China! The weather during the last days on Hainan was around 34°C so you don’t have to freeze. The food is not expensive, even though I have no idea about the quality because … Continue reading

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One Child Policy Enforcement

I wrote already about the “One Child Policy” in China. What I want to make absolute clear is that this is a policy of the Kommunist Party of China (KPC) and not a chinese law! There is no law in … Continue reading

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Guangzhou

I just came back from Guangzhou where I had to go for a week. Guangzhou is a city with about 10.5 mio. habitants and when you arrive there coming from Haikou the impression is that of a very busy and … Continue reading

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Living on a Construction Site

On Haidian Island in Haikou where I am living they are constructing new buildings all the time. I guess the result will be a complete and modern part of Haikou because the old houses, step by step, have to give … Continue reading

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Lijiang

Naturally our journey in 2008 was to see the old town of Lijiang which is said to be one of the most beautiful ancient towns in China. Lijiang lies on the old tea horse trail and still has its characteristic … Continue reading

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Tiger Leaping Gorge

In 2008 we made a tour to the famous old towns Dali and Lijiang in the Yunnan province in the northwest of China. While visiting Lijiang we took the opportunity to make a trip to the famous Tiger Leaping Gorge … Continue reading

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