London calling

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Well, my first day in London. Arrived last night after a 13 hour flight from Signapore with a 7 hour time shift so upgraded my room (I always forget how small London hotel trooms can be) and went to bed. … Continued

An even soggier Shanghai

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Last full day in China and off tomorrow for Penang for a dinner, a conference, a lunch and two nights sleep before setting off for the UK. However, I’ll be with seven much more important people – the Vice Chancellors … Continued

Some bits and pieces

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Today, Peilin, Paul and myself visited Chrystal and her husband Steve in Pudong, the East side of Shanghai which has grown from nothing in 1990 to a city in it’s own right. Chrystal works at Yi-Fu Polytechnic who have had … Continued

Soggy Sunday

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Soggy Sunday in Shanghai. Looking out of the window, the tops of the buildings in Pudong – the newer area over the river from downtown Shanghai – have disappeared under clouds. Normally they disappear under smog! You have to put … Continued

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In Shanghai, with some spare time at last, and the hotel has a very sophisticated online service so at last I can do another blog. Staying at a very posh hotel – Le Royal Meridien – overlooking the centre of … Continued

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Now I’m in Shanghai I’ve got some time (it’s the weekend) and my notebook is working at last so I’m trying to catch up, city by city. It’s all a blur – 4 cities in seven days but each city … Continued

The current situation

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My translated proposal regarding the future of the paths was put before the local council, at their meeting last week, by Kostas Skouras, the political representative for the KKE party. By the time they got to my item, it was … Continued

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I’m playing truant from the most boring conference in the history of conferences even taking into the account its in Chinese and English. I don’t even get the chance to see Beijing as tomorrow I’m off to Tianjin. We came … Continued

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In the middle of technology nightmare. No Blackberry, no laptop. A PC in the hotel business centre that is only in mandarin and a hotel telephone line that won’t do international! So this blog is my last chance. Here’s trying!

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