Red Shades Of China, It Isn’t As Red Anymore As You May Think

Since Deng Xiaoping introduced special economic zones, the country's economy has grown fast. The days of rickshaw progress are gone, it has been accelerating nearly as quickly as a Ferrari! You can still step back into the past and visit the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven and the Great Wall, but it now boasts sophisticated cities like Beijing, which make great destinations More

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Nonfiction » Travel » By region » Asia » China
Words: 1,520
Language: English
ISBN: 9781310817113
About Andrew Jardine

Andrew Jardine is a well-travelled journalist, author and sportsman, whose stories have been published in South Africa, Britain and Hong Kong in a 50-year career. A South African, he worked for The Sunday Times, the country’s largest-selling newspaper, and was editor of a top golf magazine. After heading for the Far East, he joined The South China Morning Post, Hong Kong’s leading English-language newspaper, and worked for it for 18 years. An adventurer by nature, he ran and completed the 100-mile Himalayan Stage Race in the India at age 62, caddied golfing great Nick Faldo’s bag in an event in Hong Kong, chatted to a world heavyweight boxing champion about life in the ring and even talked politics over tea with communist officials at a railway Station in Vietnam during his travels in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the United States. He writes about travel, health and dieting, sports and any other subject that takes his fancy. As a golfer, he represented the South African Universities team and later covered the Sunshine Circuit tour for many years.

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