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...
by Scott Greene | 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:...
by Samuel Wade | 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...
by Sophie Beach | 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 […]
by Michael Zhao | 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) […]
by Wu Nan | 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
- SCMP – Foreign journalists in China report state backing for rising intimidation during Henan floods
- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods