Mark Andrews

Mark Andrews is a Shanghai based writer who mainly writes about travel and motoring topics.
Mark Andrews
Mark Andrews is a Shanghai based writer who mainly writes about travel and motoring topics.

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5 top-hole golf courses in China for elites

The Chinese were playing a form of golf a thousand years ago, but under communism the sport was banned until the early 1980s – now the Middle Kingdom is teeing off again

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

The Chinese were playing a form of golf a thousand years ago, but under communism the sport was banned until the early 1980s – now the Middle Kingdom is teeing off again

5 top-hole golf courses in China for elites
Canadian erhu master on his love of China’s stringed instruments and how ditching the violin made him a better musician

Jeremy Moyer discovered the two-stringed erhu on a volunteering trip to Taiwan in 1990. He has just released his third solo album of Chinese stringed instruments and has developed a sound that is entirely unique

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

Jeremy Moyer discovered the two-stringed erhu on a volunteering trip to Taiwan in 1990. He has just released his third solo album of Chinese stringed instruments and has developed a sound that is entirely unique

Canadian erhu master on his love of China’s stringed instruments and how ditching the violin made him a better musician
Boutique hotels take Southeast Asia by storm

Venues such as Villa Song Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City and The Sanchaya on Bintan are out to compete with the bigger hotels 

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

Venues such as Villa Song Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City and The Sanchaya on Bintan are out to compete with the bigger hotels 

Boutique hotels take Southeast Asia by storm
Why a former Red Guard now saves Chinese antiques and uses his collection to educate young people

Wu Jianguo hopes his collection of some 15,000 antiques, housed in a private museum in his rural hometown, will help his countrymen deal with their confusion over China’s past

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

Wu Jianguo hopes his collection of some 15,000 antiques, housed in a private museum in his rural hometown, will help his countrymen deal with their confusion over China’s past

Why a former Red Guard now saves Chinese antiques and uses his collection to educate young people
Another Chinese Tesla wannabe? This one may be different
Book review: The War for China’s Wallet – readable if one-sided view of China’s business climate

Shaun Rein’s third China book distils complicated ideas for easy reading with dialogues and case studies in each chapter, but he only quotes privileged and top-tier individuals and the book suffers from bad editing

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Shaun Rein’s third China book distils complicated ideas for easy reading with dialogues and case studies in each chapter, but he only quotes privileged and top-tier individuals and the book suffers from bad editing

Book review: The War for China’s Wallet – readable if one-sided view of China’s business climate
Review: it ain’t no Porsche but Lynk’s debut 01 SUV is a sure-footed offering
How a Shanghai art tour by motorbike reveals city’s galleries beyond M50

Galleries in Shanghai are spread out and can be tricky to find, which is why Shanghai Insiders offers art tours by motorbike that visit a host of small galleries in a single day. The best bit? You get to ride in the sidecar

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Galleries in Shanghai are spread out and can be tricky to find, which is why Shanghai Insiders offers art tours by motorbike that visit a host of small galleries in a single day. The best bit? You get to ride in the sidecar

How a Shanghai art tour by motorbike reveals city’s galleries beyond M50
Inside Fujian’s Unesco-listed Hakka roundhouses: their history, architecture and why heritage status is mixed blessing

The earthen buildings in southwest China, called tulou, have become a big tourist draw since many were included in a UN World Heritage Site in 2008. What to expect when you pay a visit and why their new status is not all good news for villagers

17 Apr 2018 - 5:40PM

The earthen buildings in southwest China, called tulou, have become a big tourist draw since many were included in a UN World Heritage Site in 2008. What to expect when you pay a visit and why their new status is not all good news for villagers

Inside Fujian’s Unesco-listed Hakka roundhouses: their history, architecture and why heritage status is mixed blessing
Volvo’s Daqing-made long-wheelbase S90 could well challenge German luxury dominance and proves a top-notch executive ride
How Chinese gold miners helped build New Zealand and how discrimination drove them away

Late-19th-century Chinese migrants working New Zealand’s gold fields made important contributions to the development of the island nation, but they earned resentment as well as riches, and little evidence of their presence remains

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Late-19th-century Chinese migrants working New Zealand’s gold fields made important contributions to the development of the island nation, but they earned resentment as well as riches, and little evidence of their presence remains

How Chinese gold miners helped build New Zealand and how discrimination drove them away
BMW’s 1 Series saloon thrives in Shanghai, exclusively for fresh Chinese graduates
These models stole the show at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show
Japanese carmaker Infiniti confirms commitment to mainland market
Six car technologies that will help you go the extra mile
Geely packs quality with a little added fun in Emgrand
Japan for non-skiers: Nagano in winter offers chills and thrills

If you thought there’s nothing more to central Japan in winter than skiing, think again. There is plenty of monkeying about to be had in Nagano prefecture

13 Jan 2017 - 12:31PM

If you thought there’s nothing more to central Japan in winter than skiing, think again. There is plenty of monkeying about to be had in Nagano prefecture

Japan for non-skiers: Nagano in winter offers chills and thrills
Standout vehicles from the Guangzhou Auto Show
MG’s reasonably priced SUV gets things mostly right
Getting tough with Land Rover’s Discovery Sport in Sichuan
Geely Boyue SUV benefits from Volvo makeover
Ford’s Chinese Taurus: spacious, affordable and ready to compete with its rivals
Blue skies, shimmering asphalt and powerful Audis in Shanghai
Denza banks on pedigree to stay ahead of the EV pack in China
Good looker, moving in the right direction, but never likely to excite
Duck season
18 Oct 2006 - 12:00AM
Duck season
Straight expectations
18 Oct 2008 - 12:00AM
Straight expectations
Detours: World of ice
17 Oct 2007 - 12:00AM
Detours: World of ice
Feel the art beat
14 Mar 2007 - 12:00AM
Feel the art beat
Pretty vacant
15 Nov 2008 - 12:00AM
Pretty vacant