fructoric: Adaptations to China -
I have now been in China almost 50 weeks. Here are some things I have got used to doing in the last year:
— Sleeping on a bed about as soft as a wood floor.
— …without a cotton sheet set. Mainly just some blankets.
— Having cold water at low pressure most of the time.
— Having occasional water…
More than forty different mineral resources have been discovered in the Huludao region, including gold, zinc, molybdenum, lime and manganese. Just west of the city center, the town of Yangjiazhangzi is an important global center for molybdenum mining. Huludao boasts a long coastline of 237 kilometers, and the surrounding waters are rich in fish, shrimp and shellfish, with plentiful reserves of natural gas and oil. With a climate suitable for the cultivation of fruit trees, Suizhong county is home to the Qiansuo orchard, Asia’s largest, which grows a wide variety of fruits including apples, pears, nectarines and jujubes.
Huludao’s economy is dominated by some of China’s most important industrial enterprises, providing employment for a large proportion of the population. These include Asia’s biggest zinc manufacturing operation, the Huludao Zinc Smelter, the Jinxi oil refinery and Jinhua chemical engineering, as well as Huludao’s massive shipyard, the building site of China’s nuclear submarines. The oilfield off the coast of Suizhong county produces five million tons of crude oil annually. Electricity generation is set to increase annual capacity to 3.6 million kilowatts.
Within the city itself are special development areas designed to attract foreign investment to the region, including the Huludao Economic Development Zone and the Huludao Hi-tech Development zone, which is the location for a Siemens turbomachinery plant.
fructoric: China Thin -
I have never encountered such a direct and obvious obsession with being thin as that which I have seen here in China over the last 9 months.
My brother has had some insightful things to say about it, such as:
- partial attribution of the obsession to what we are not calling “the acculturation of…
Of all the fantastic metal cover albums this one has stuck with me the longest. Does that make me a repressed homosexual or a male chauvinist? I don’t think it can be both.