Fast as a Shark: Living on Chinese Rocks

I can't in truth call my Shanghai trip a comedy of errors, although there were errors, one of which resulted in my flying home first class. And while some of the Engrish I encountered was laugh-out-loud gut-busting. I can't quite refer to it as a tragedy, either. What it was, however, was a slightly nebulous, inchoate… » 4/25/07 3:45pm 4/25/07 3:45pm

The Five Year Plan's in Effect Y'All: China Going Hybrid

Whoa...we thought the Five Year Plan went out with Stalin, but well, that just goes to show how ignorant we are of ChiCom politics. Part of the 11th FYP is to get more homebrewed hybrids on the road, and Renault's part-time lover, Dongfeng is in on the deal, and they hope to have hybrids as a main vehicle class by… » 2/14/06 1:01pm 2/14/06 1:01pm