My apologies from China Rising Radio Sinoland 180227

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By Jeff J. Brownpale blue horiz

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I would like to apologize to friends and fans of China Rising Radio Sinoland.

My wife, daughter (on semester break from Beijing Normal University) and I went to Hainan, China for Chinese New Year. It is the southern most province, below Shenzhen. As soon as we arrived, I was immediately afflicted with a terrible allergy. I will never know what it was, a tree, flower, plant, grass or fungus, but I was laid low. It felt like someone was feeding me a narcotic and a narcotic buzz is not my thing. My brain and body were working at half speed. Lots of coughing and sleepless nights. I felt gutted and my energy was a fraction of its usual level.

We had paid for package deal, for the whole two weeks, in Qionghai, near Boao, which hosts the big annual Chinese confab with the world’s elites. The package was expensive, so, we couldn’t just pack up. In any case, my wife and daughter were also there to enjoy themselves. There wasn’t just me to think about.

Thinking a change of air might help, the last five days we went down to Sanya, on the southern tip of the island. It was a little better there. We got back to Shenzhen on Sunday and I immediately felt better. Now, I just have to get rid of mega sinus infection, sore throat and cough, which are residues of the allergy siege I was under in Hainan. Needless to say, I’m not going back to Hainan, as nice as it is.

I will now get back into my routine and be publishing articles and doing podcasts. Thank you for your patience.

 


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JEFF J. BROWN, Senior Editor & China Correspondent, Dispatch from Beijing

Jeff J. Brown is a geopolitical analyst, journalist, lecturer and the author of The China Trilogy. It consists of 44 Days Backpacking in China – The Middle Kingdom in the 21st Century, with the United States, Europe and the Fate of the World in Its Looking Glass (2013); Punto Press released China Rising – Capitalist Roads, Socialist Destinations (2016); and for Badak Merah, Jeff authored China Is Communist, Dammit! – Dawn of the Red Dynasty (2017). As well, he published a textbook, Doctor WriteRead’s Treasure Trove to Great English (2015). He is also currently penning an historical fiction, Red Letters – The Diaries of Xi Jinping, to be published in late 2018. Jeff is a Senior Editor & China Correspondent for The Greanville Post, where he keeps a column, Dispatch from Beijing. He also writes a column for The Saker, called the Moscow-Beijing Express. Jeff interviews and podcasts on his own program, China Rising Radio Sinoland, which is also available on SoundCloud, YouTube, Stitcher Radio and iTunes.

In China, he has been a speaker at TEDx, the Bookworm and Capital M Literary Festivals, the Hutong, as well as being featured in an 18-part series of interviews on Radio Beijing AM774, with former BBC journalist, Bruce Connolly. He has guest lectured at the Beijing Academy of Social Sciences and various international schools and universities.

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Jeff grew up in the heartland of the United States, Oklahoma, much of it on a family farm, and graduated from Oklahoma State University. He went to Brazil while in graduate school at Purdue University, to seek his fortune, which whetted his appetite for traveling the globe. This helped inspire him to be a Peace Corps Volunteer in Tunisia in 1980 and he lived and worked in Africa, the Middle East, China and Europe for the next 21 years. All the while, he mastered Portuguese, Arabic, French and Mandarin, while traveling to over 85 countries. He then returned to America for nine years, whereupon he moved back to China in 2010. He lives in China with his wife. Jeff is a dual national French-American, being a member of the Communist Party of France (PCF) and the International Workers of the World (IWW).

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