Mark Andrews

Mark Andrews

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

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Tesla, recharge: can China’s EV brands dethrone Elon Musk? Start-ups Li Auto, Nio and Xpeng are going global with cheaper electric cars for all

While Tesla is out front as the world’s most well-known manufacturer of electric vehicles, Chinese brands are catching up quick and starting to eye foreign markets

While Tesla is out front as the world’s most well-known manufacturer of electric vehicles, Chinese brands are catching up quick and starting to eye foreign markets

12 Apr 2021 - 12:17PM
Is that Thai food, or Lao? 5 typical dishes from Laos that will help you see the difference

Think Laotian food all tastes the same as its better-known next-door neighbours? These 5 distinctive dishes will make you think again

Think Laotian food all tastes the same as its better-known next-door neighbours? These 5 distinctive dishes will make you think again

16 Jan 2020 - 3:00PM
Eat like a local in Xian: 5 ways to get your carb fix in the Chinese city of wheat

Dining options range from a ‘Chinese hamburger’ liked by James Bond to cold noodles perfect for summer, and a honey rice cake on a stick

Dining options range from a ‘Chinese hamburger’ liked by James Bond to cold noodles perfect for summer, and a honey rice cake on a stick

25 Jun 2019 - 5:22PM
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

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

26 Sep 2018 - 2:44PM
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

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

30 Apr 2018 - 8:36PM
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 

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 Apr 2018 - 1:05PM
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

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

12 Apr 2018 - 7:52PM
3 Jul 2018 - 8:22PM
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

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

2 Jan 2018 - 8:30PM
3 Jul 2018 - 8:22PM
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

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
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

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
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
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

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
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20 Jul 2018 - 8:46PM
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

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

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