Han Han

Han Han: life and death on the Guia Circuit

Portuguese motorcycle rider Luis Filipe de Sousa Carreira's motorcycle burns after a crash during qualifying for the Macau Grand Prix on Nov. 15, 2012. Photo: Xinhua

The first time I saw Macau’s Guia Circuit was in the movie, All about Ah-Long. At the end of the movie, motorcycle racer Ah-Long, played by Chow Yun-fat, crashed his bike into a wall and died in a blast of flames on the circuit.

Tuesday, 20 November, 2012, 1:30pm 3 comments

China: 'This Generation' by Han Han

China: 'This Generation' by Han Han

Han Han is such an outsized personality in China, with millions of Chinese hanging on to his every word, that it is easy to forget he is still virtually unknown in the West.

28 Oct 2012 - 4:33pm

Popular blogger accused of fraud takes foe to court

When does a fraud-buster cross the line? And is questioning a popular blogger's bona fides tantamount to libel?

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Novelist Han Han to sue fraud crusader for libel

Best-selling mainland author Han Han is suing self-proclaimed 'Science Cop' Fang Zhouzi, who recently accused Han of hiring ghostwriters for most of his works, says Han's agent.

30 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Young iconoclast's dim view on revolution strikes chord in Beijing

There may be many mysteries in Chinese politics, but whether the state propaganda machine is surrounded by many competing voices is not one of them.

A leader among those voices is Han Han, a 29-year-old professional rally driver and self-described amateur writer, whose blog has received 520 million visits since he started it in 2006.

8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Mainland material boy is writing the dream

He calls himself a 'mainland version of the American dream', a self-made kid from poor circumstances who now tops the 2011 Rich List for Chinese writers, with royalties last year alone of 24.5 million yuan (HK$30 million).

8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

My way and the highway

HAN HAN GRINS shyly when asked about rumours that he races his Mitsubishi Evolution V 160km/h down Beijing's stately Avenue of Eternal Peace in the wee hours of the morning. 'That's kind of immature,' he says with a trace of embarrassment. 'I don't do that any more.'

30 Nov 2003 - 12:00am