The Harmonica Club

This afternoon I lunched with visitors at my new favorite restaurant in Beijing, Element Fresh. The tandoori chicken wrap is amazing.  After lunch I took...

Rain

It rained a bit in Beijing last night.  I know because all the cars in my apartment complex were covered with big splotches of mud. ...

Talk About Ingenuity

Lest we Americans think we have the market cornered on ingenuity or good old fashioned 'know-how,' we really need to consider our Chinese competitors. Newsweek...

Heat Wave

We had a mini heat wave in Beijing this week, with temps climbing into the 80's on Wednesday. I think that might be some sort...

Smog Alert

I'm quite sure of one thing:  if the Twin Cities had smog like we had in Beijing today, the sirens would sound, the 'authorities' would...

Chinese Cars

A good friend who blogs from Shanghai gives a great description of the different types of Chinese cars that ply the roads here: China has...