The inevitable spread of ‘Chinaphobia’

The idea that ‘immigrants are coming to our country and taking our jobs’ has been given a lot of recognition over the last five years, to the delight of some and despair of others. The idea that technology is coming to our country and taking our jobs, on the other hand, is given less recognition, to the delight and despair of no one. When the … Continue reading The inevitable spread of ‘Chinaphobia’

A few potentially interesting things about China

I’ve been living in China for the last five months. Here are a few potentially interesting things I’ve observed (about Shenzhen at least – a huge city in the south that makes up a tiny part of this mega country): 1.) When it comes to technology, these guys are a step ahead. This is particularly notable here in Shenzhen. Back in the UK I had … Continue reading A few potentially interesting things about China

The elephant in the room

Escaping the barraging beast of Brexit is one of many refreshing things about being in China. Either because it’s not happened yet, because it will happen at some point, or because it still isn’t clear what it means, no one in Britain seems happy with the state of Brexit. Chinese politics may be quite beastly itself, but here I don’t feel surrounded by the same … Continue reading The elephant in the room