There has been a lot of talk in China recently about the explosion in volume of shared bikes. In cities such as Hangzhou it has been found that 96% of the population are dissatisfied with the management of these bikes. Why is that? The bikes are so profilerate in urban areas that they add a… Continue reading Who Says Sharing Is A Good Thing?
Any mention of the fictional bear created for kids by AA Milne has been banned in China after comparisons were drawn between the bears portly stature and Chinese President Xi Jinping's comparably portly figure. The bizarre ban comes on the heels of similarly questionable decisions, such as the alleged decision to ban vpns after february… Continue reading Winnie The Pooh Now An Illegal Alien
So it has been a few days since I got back from Singapore after a three day break from my Chinese life. I have this funny thing where, wherever within Asia that I travel, I always end up judging a place by how it compares to my sense of China. In that case Hong Kong,… Continue reading The Feeling at Singapore’s Marina Bay
The other day I visited a film studio on the outskirts of Foshan City, China - in a place called Xiqiao, nearby the famous Xiqiao Mountain. Myself, my girlfriend and my friend, we walked around the site for a few hours looking at the small scale replicas of Shanghai and Beijing, Hong Kong and Foshan.… Continue reading Constructive Competition in Communist China
Beijing based rental bike company, Mobike, launched a new wave of bikes for the first time outside of Asia last week. Manchester and Salford saw the launch of Mobike in the UK, with 1000 bikes set out around the cities on the 6th of July. Until now, the Chinese company has been based in China… Continue reading Mobike and Ofo on the Move – China at the centre of a growing global sharing economy
With due consideration to the very large land mass at stake here, it is, of course, natural that China lay claim to one of the largest populations in the world.
You came to China for the food? Yeah, I really love Chinese food, it's amazing. Really? Honestly, I can't get enough of it. I want to try everything. ....