Minis in China
7 March 2011 | Transport
‘Come to China for the launch of the new Mini Countryman model,’ suggested BMW China. Selling cars to China sounds a bit like that old ‘coals to Newcastle’ (or ‘ice cream to Eskimos’) line, but either trade with China has to be two way or we’re going to be up to our ...
23 December 2010 | Media
There were lots of interesting books in 2010 – fiction and non-fiction, travel and standing still. Here are 10 I found particularly interesting, starting with 5 travel books:
Country Driving – Peter Hessler’s look at contemporary China from behind the steering wheel ...
1 November 2010 | Media
Twitchhiker (Paul Smith) is the second travel book this year which I have really not liked, To Hellholes & Back was the other.
The premise: hitchhike from north England to the antipodal position on earth, Campbell Island off to the south of New Zealand. He does...
25 May 2010 | Media
Terrific. Peter Hessler has written the best book I’ve read on contemporary everyday China. Depending on where you see Country Driving it might be subtitled Three Journeys Across a Changing China or A Journey through China from Farm to Factory. Peter, a long term Chin...