One of the great pleasures of visiting Beijing in winter is going out for a spicy lamb hot pot to fight off the freezing cold. The hot and noisy atmosphere in the restaurants helps to raise the spirits further. This is the China that I love to experience, with everybody sat round the tables merrily chatting, eating, and drinking after a hard day’s grind at the office. Nothing can beat it!
My first overseas trip of the year – to the crisp cold of Beijing rather than the pouring rain of Las Vegas. This is the view from my apartment this morning. It’s always a great pleasure, not to mention a huge relief, to see clear blue skies over the city. A perfect winter’s day is promised.
Dockless bike sharing services have become such a fixture of the streets of China’s cities that municipal governments are finally taking steps to rein in the most egregious aspects of anti-social behavior by inconsiderate users who simply leave their contraption anywhere when they have reached their destination. Judging by some of the sights I came across during my recent trip to Shanghai and Beijing, they are starting to make some progress – but they still have some way to go before they take back the streets. Continue reading Dockless bike sharing services: a light-touch approach
While my trip to Qufu was definitely the highlight of my travels this year, I do think I should give an honorable mention to the Tanzhe Temple in the Western Hills just outside Beijing. Continue reading Tanzhe Temple, Beijing Western Hills
The little corner of Beijing that our office is located in never fails to serve up something new and interesting to look at whenever I visit it. On this trip, however, it has really surpassed itself with the new IM Way that is opening up just a few hundred meters away from us. Continue reading Beijing IM Way hardware startup innovation street
It’s tough to keep up with all the IoT events that are taking place around the world. Here’s a list of the ones taking place in Q3 this year. We’ll add the major ones scheduled for Q4 over the weekend. Please feel free to send me an email if you would like us to add yours. Continue reading Device-to-device connectivity: from China to the world
When I was in Beijing last week, I discovered that I was running out of storage space on my phone and asked a colleague where I should go and buy an SD card to boost the device’s capacity. Continue reading Fourth Industrial Revolution: street-level disruptions
The steel-blue skies of Beijing certainly have a sharp edge to them in the form of the rapier-like winds that cut right through whatever clothing you try to protect yourself with – including the Uniqlo thermal long johns featuring so-called HEATTECH technology that I bought especially for the trip. Continue reading Steel-blue skies of Beijing
The White Cloud Temple in Beijing: it may not be as well-known as many of the sights in Beijing, but is definitely worth a visit. Continue reading White Cloud Temple in Beijing
I’ve swapped the excitement and grandeur of Beijing for the rather more prosaic pleasures of a suburb of Wuxi in Jiangsu province where I’m attending a conference on the Internet of Things. Continue reading From Beijing to Wuxi