Once upon a time, I was on Facebook, but that was long ago.

I’m a teacher, German, in his mid-forties, living in Wittlohe, next to Bremen, Germany. Interests: farming, table tennis, chess (the Persian way), swimming, biking, and reading a good book once or twice a year.

I’ve been going steady for more than six years now. This will probably keep me in Germany in the future, too. I spent a number of years in China, and the country may continue to fascinate me, but mostly from afar.

When it comes to politics, this mission statement may help to describe my blogging approach. By semi-official Chinese standards, my attitude towards the Chinese Communist Party would be cold-warlike.

Your comments are welcome, but please take note of these commenting rules for the sake of a more scientific internet. Ideally, this blog should inform both you and me.

Last updated on August 26, 2012


21 Responses to “About”

  1. Hello. Besides the typo in the header (justcecently) as already mentioned, another point to flag: the “RSS” logo at the top right of your blog does not point to the RSS feed, but points back at your blog. Only the RSS link at the bottom is OK (but one must really be looking). You may want to revisit this to little point. Anyhow, glad to “meet you” via your blog, Sinologist friend from Germany.


  2. Hi there,

    thanks for the advice, especially concerning the RSS feed. I guess it will take me a while to check that out, but it will be addressed.


  3. Alright. One of the two wrongs is now corrected. The RSS is now pointing into the right direction (I think). The typo will follow once I am at my home computer where the template is.
    Thanks again for the advice!


  4. Typo corrected, well done 😉


  5. Yes. I’m so made. Can’t stand flaws 😉


  6. Hi, there! It’s interesting to read your blog, I like your blog. Keep up! 🙂


  7. Hi Connie, thanks for your friendly comment! My good old friend Taide asked me to ask you to leave a friendly comment on his blog, too:
    Only if it’s no inconvenience, of course. Otherwise, I’ll have to bear the inconvenience of being griped at for the coming twenty-four hours.


  8. Hi,gentlemen! I wrote comment for Taide with convenience.;)


  9. Thank you!! 🙂


  10. you are welcome!:)


  11. JR That Wolf Biermann (sic) reference intrigued me, so I cruised around to locate your personal bio. For some reason, I thought you came from England. And you have other Australian readers besides myself. Yeah, your blog design speaks of seriousness….good.

    Cheers KT


  12. your blog design speaks of seriousness

    Hehe – this comment of yours will keep me inspired!


  13. Congratulations on being named “a model worker” by Danwei.org on their 2013 list of honorees. That’s a very strong endorsement indeed, and well-deserved.



  14. Thanks! What’s missing there, in my view, is an honorary mention of Sino-NK. After all,it’s at least as much about China as many other blogs and sources mentioned on the Danwei roll – and it’s information readers will hardly get elsewhere.


  15. Everyone got awarded model worker status by Danwei. A site who are banned in China. You’re on the wrong side of the tracks with this one.


  16. A site who are banned in China. You’re on the wrong side of the tracks with this one.

    A lot is made of websites being blocked in China. Some suggest that a website that is blocked in China must be particularly good. Others suggest that a website that is blocked in China must be particularly bad.

    If you want to make a point, you will need to be more specific.



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