the holiday for the Dragon Boat Festival starts tomorrow. We will drive to to the always sunny and always busy seaside town of Beidaihe. We will have beach and beer and lots of weird vehicles with three wheels, which we will show you when we return to the capital on Sunday.
the Year of the Monkey starts tomorrow at 00:00 on Sunday night, sending the Goat back to the heavens.
According to the ancient all-meaning wisdom the monkey will bring prosperity and many good, but challenges are abound, as the good old tree mouse ain’t the easiest of animals to have around. So live with care.
The monkey is special to me because her coming means I have been a full animal circle in China. I arrived here in mid 2003 and 2004 was my first Monkey year. Too long, far too long!, but there is still so much to do. Any other Monkey memories..?
For our little website the Monkey hopefully brings more beautiful cars, more readers, and a bit of gold. She surely brings busy with the Beijing Auto Show that starts in early April. In any way, many more stories to come…
The entire next week is a national holiday in China and there won’t be much news. We take a break too with jiaozi and baijiu, but we might post spots and other wuzzy stuff.
we wish you all a very Happy New Year with a good health, some love, a bit of cash, beer, and a new Ferrari. The old year 2015 has been good for our little website. More readers, more fame, and we broke through the magic 10.000 articles barrier. For next year we expect heavy fireworks, in one way or the other.
the Chinese New Year holiday has begun today and will continue until the 24th. The Year of the Goat (and/or Sheep) will officially start on Thursday. The whole country is on the move to celebrate and eat. There won’t be much auto news so we take a break as well, but we might do some fuzzy spots and such.
Have a good time, wherever you are, and see you soon.
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We are off to the great country of Thailand for beer, beach, and babe. We will live on a remote island without wifi or computing machines, and thus a perfect place to recharge our batteries. We will be back on the 25th, and then we will do a Spotted in China – Thailand Special with fuzzy Thai cars. On pic a tellow Daihatsu Hijet taxi I met in Phuket in ’09.
we are at the great island of Taiwan this week for business & beer. We will be back in Beijing and back online next Monday. In the meantime we keep an eye on interesting cars here for a Spotted in China-Taiwan special. On pic an early 1980’s Daihatsu Delta light truck.
We will keep a close eye on China related news from the 2014 Geneva Auto Show, kicking off with the Koenigsegg Agera One:1 super car. It will debut later today but we managed to get our hands on two shots snapped on the show floor at night. The Koenigsegg Agera One:1 has been developed especially for the Chinese market in close cooperation with FFF Automobile, China’s most famous super car broker and Koenigsegg dealer.