Ahead of next week’s Shanghai Grand Prix, Reuters reports that former Chinese karting champion Ma Qinghua has won a place on the Hispania Racing Team’s driver development programme, a step towards a possible future...
Oct 28, 2011
As much of China still mourns the horrific death of two-year-old Yue Yue and looks for sources of blame in the face of moral negligence, another child was struck and killed by a vehicle in Shenzhen yesterday. From Shanghaiist:...
Oct 21, 2011
In the shadow of a Foshan toddler’s death and amid widespread discussion of its causes and implications, Shanghaiist reports a similar incident in Sichuan province. According to one eyewitness, a truck driver accidentally...
Feb 25, 2010
The New York Times reviews the new book by Peter Hessler, Country Driving: A Journey Through China from Farm to Factory: Mr. Hessler’s book is more ambitious than its subtitle makes it sound. This work is as much about staying...
Nov 23, 2007
Peter Hessler’s latest dispatch in the New Yorker tackles driving in China. Unfortunately the website only has an abstract which doesn’t come close to capturing Hessler’s descriptive abilities: Letter from China about the writer’s experiences driving in China. Writer recalls his first car accident in China, claiming it wasn’t his fault. He’d rented a Volkswagen […]
Jan 23, 2007
A fun life-journal piece from the Christian Science Monitor about getting a driver’s license for a foreigner: The Chinese authorities make it both easy and hard to get a license. Easy, because if you already have a foreign license, you don’t have to take the practical test and also (and this is a BIG easy) […]
Oct 6, 2006
Reuters and the Chinese newspaper Yan Zhao Metropolis through their reports all point out that, “China has the most dangerous roads in the world, with accidents killing almost 100,000 people last year, or about 270 a day.” From Reuters: ……China has the most dangerous roads in the world, with accidents killing almost 100,000 people last […]
CDT in the News
- China Brief – Much Cause But Little Recourse For Popular Discontent
- Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) – Young people living in and outside China fight to keep spirit of ‘white paper’ protests alive
- ASPI – Singing from the CCP’s songsheet: The role of foreign influencers in China’s propaganda system
- Lacuna Magazine – Redacted Fantasy: China’s Dystopian Censorship of Online Fiction
- Sinocism – Sharp China: The Foreign Influencer Ecosystem; Money Flowing Out of China; Xi’s Exit Strategy; A Mao YouTube Controversy (11.29.2023)