Apologies - I am technically illiterate and this will show frequently and repeatedly on this blog. Please bear with me.
Also the content will appear random to say the least to anyone not inhabitating my head but it's interesting stuff to me and as far as I can gather that is the sole point of blogging - to force your own marginal interests and small sum of knowledge on others.
The only thing that should really link the following posts is that they are all to do with China in some way and hopefully are historical anecdotes or observations that in some way perhaps relate to today, or maybe not, we'll see.
Anyway here goes...