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MTR freight train across the border at Shenzhen

Here is an interesting find from Wikipedia – a MTR diesel locomotive hauling a freight train on the Chinese side of the border at Shenzhen, photographed by Baycrest back in February 2010.

MTR Freight Train & Diesel Locomotive at Jianshe Road Shenzhen (photo by Baycrest, via Wikimedia Commons)
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Distorted maps on the Hong Kong – China border

In the course of researching topics for this blog I’ve ended up on many unexpected tangents, and today I’m writing about one of them – missing roads along the Hong Kong – Mainland China border.

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Smoko time for Chinese train passengers

As the world’s largest consumer and producer of tobacco, China is a country where smoking is still prevalent and enforcement of smoking bans is almost non existent. You’ll find Chinese people smoking anywhere and everywhere – even sneaking in a 30 second cigarette breaks when travelling by train.

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People’s Liberation Army enter Hong Kong

I was still in primary school when the British handed back Hong Kong to China in 1997, but there was one thing that stood out to me – the People’s Liberation Army streaming across the border into Hong Kong.

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Another Chinese copycat Disneyland castle

China is known for fakes – and even entire theme parks are not safe, if the Disneyland-style castle I saw was anything to go by.

Fake Disneyland being built to the north of the city of Jinan in Hebei province Continue reading

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