Personal user experience of the internet in China

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you are like me you probably have some favourite platforms that you find useful for your online life. This is a list of what I found worked and didn’t work during my time in China. I thought that it would be handy to know, so that if you were visiting you could put surrogate … Read morePersonal user experience of the internet in China

Thoughts and impressions from Shenzhen, China

Reading Time: 3 minutes Eight per cent growth creates a huge amount of activity. I saw building sites working around the clock and it gives you an idea of what Birmingham or Manchester must have been like during the height of the industrial revolution. The comparison to Victorian Britain also bears up in terms of the emergence of a … Read moreThoughts and impressions from Shenzhen, China

Guan Shanyue Art Museum – exhibition artwork about the history of the Chinese state

Reading Time: 1 minute I got invited to the opening of an exhibition at Guan Shanyue Art Museum in Shenzhen celebrating 60 years of the People’s Republic of China. I found it fascinating as it showed how China views itself.

SALE: don’t believe the hype

Reading Time: 1 minute My Mum loves a bargain and looks forward to sales at her local stores. Like many people she thinks that some stores may put in special stock that they have shipped in to sell especially at this time amongst items that have just not sold. Allied Carpets was often the butt of jokes for its … Read moreSALE: don’t believe the hype

Countdown on the traffic lights

Reading Time: 1 minute Countdown on the traffic lights, originally uploaded by renaissancechambara. One of the most interesting things I found during my time in Shenzhen was the concept of time and traffic congestion. Waiting at a traffic lights is a time for catching up on reading, making phone calls, sending text messages or returning emails. Hands-free kits are … Read moreCountdown on the traffic lights