Autocar. 21 August 2014. Citroen DS5 LS first drive.

China Automotive Review. October 2014. Should BYD quit making cars?

Talk. August 2014. E-Day. Review of the BYD e6.

Inner Circle. July 2014. Allure of Ningbo. Article about the city for Shangri-la Hotel magazine.

Travel Writer’s Life. 21 June 2014. Writing for airline magazines opens doors.

Silkroad. June 2014. Torque of the Town. Review of the Nissan GT-R.

Talk. June 2014. Wagon Wheels. Review of the Volkswagen Gran Lavida.

Nikkei Asian Review. 22 May 2014. China’s game-changing online retailers set for record IPOs.

Tiger Tales. May 2014. Finding Ningbo. Travel article about Ningbo.

Talk. May 2014. Grand in Name. Review of the Geely Emgrand EC7

Travel 3 Sixtyº. April 2014. Nagoya for All. Travel article about Nagoya.

Discovery. April 2014. Executive Measures. Review of the Porsche Panamera Executive.

China Automotive Review. April 2014. Hybrid premiums in China. Article about the increasing market for hybrids from premium manufacturers.

Talk. March 2014. Driving Godzilla. Review of the Nissan GT-R.

Inner Circle. March 2014. Sage Advice. Article about Qufu for Shangri-la Hotel magazine.

Audi Magazine. March 2014. Racing Rahel. Article about the R8 LMS Cup.

Colours. February 2014. Snow Patrol. Travel article about Japan’s Nakasendo Way in winter.

Talk. February 2014. Keep on Driving, Shanghai. How to drive in Shanghai.

Silkroad. February 2014. Spurred On. Review of the Bentley Flying Spur.

Talk. January 2014. Flying High. Bentley Flying Spur test drive.

Nikkei Asian Review. 19th December 2013. In China, hybrids can’t seem to sell without a lustrous nameplate. Article about sales of premium hybrids.

Talk. December 2013. Executive Class. Review of the Porsche Panamera Executive.

China Automotive Review. November 2013. Chinese manufacturers should behave like an American in Europe.

Talk. November 2013. The Luxgen L7 – Can luxury and genius really be combined? Review of the Luxgen L7.

SEA Globe. November 2013. Face Value. Article looking at Vietnam’s role in the demand for rhino horn.

Silkroad. November 2013. On Your Marques. Article looking at the market for classic cars in China.

China Automotive Review. October 2013. Making it big: large cars and government procurement

Talk. October 2013. Cagey Performer. Review of the BAIC Senova.

Sydney Morning Herald. 12th September 2013. BAIC Senova first drive review.

Vertu Select. 2nd September 2013. China’s motorbikes in the fast lane. Article about the growing demand for large imported motorbikes.

Talk. September 2013. Purring Along. Review of the Jaguar XF.

Renaissance. September 2013. Hefei. Highlights of the city.

Renaissance. September 2013. Wuxi. Highlights of the city.

Autocar. Hongqi H7 First Drive review. 9th August 2013

Autocar. Senova First Drive review. 8th August 2013

China Automotive Review. August 2013. China only models vs. China only brands.

Talk. August 2013. Raising the Flag for Hongqi. Hongqi H7 test drive.

Talk. July 2013. Bigger Bavarian. Review of the stretched BMW 3 series.

South China Morning Post. 27th June 2013. Pummel Vision. Review of the Barberyn Reef Ayurveda Resort, Sri Lanka.

Talk. June 2013. Big Shot – test drive of the Buick GL8.

South China Morning Post. 24th May 2013. An Elegant Evolution – Bentley Flying Spur test drive.

Talk. May 2013. Volkswagen New Santana test drive.

Sydney Morning Herald. 30th April 2013. First Drive Review: MG3. Test drive of the MG 3.

South China Morning Post. 26th April 2013. Geared for China. Motoring article about the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show.

Silkroad. April 2013. Road Rebels. Motoring article about the growth in the Chinese market for imported luxury motorbikes.

Silkroad. March 2013. Vrooom with a view. Motoring article about convertible cars in China.

Silkroad. March 2013. Women’s Kingdom. Travel article about Danba, Sichuan, China.

Open Skies. February 2013. Taikang Road. Travel article introducing Shanghai’s Taikang Road area.

Talk. February 2013. British Born Chinese. MG 5 test drive.

Devon Life. February 2013. A Flotsam Furore. Article about Branscombe and the Napoli.

Auto Express. 9th January 2013. MG 5 1.5 Auto test drive.

Talk. January 2013. Electric People Carrier. Test drive of the Zotye M300 EV.

Silkroad. January 2013. Power Switch. Motoring article about China possibly offering subsidies for diesel cars.

Silkroad. December 2012. Easy Riders. Travel article about the Shanghai Sideways motorbike sidecar tour.

Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business magazine. December 2012. To Serve or Not to Serve? Article about customer service in China.

Talk. December 2012. Stretching Infiniti. Test drive of the stretched Infiniti M.

South East Asia Globe. November 2012. Chugging Along. Article about Cambodia’s railway rehabilitation.

Vertu Select. October 7th 2012. Shanghai, are you being served? Article about Institut Paul Bocuse and how service levels are improving in the Shanghai food and beverage industry.

Laowai. September 2012. Qiandao Lake. Article about the lake and the flooded towns that lie below the surface.

Laowai. August 2012. Graying China. Article about China’s ageing population and how to care for them.

Silkroad. August 2012. Home Run. Article about Chinese government car procurement.

American Way. 15th May 2012. Spahhhhh. Article about Japanese onsen (hot springs).

Laowai. May 2012. Adoption in China. Article about how to adopt in China.

Laowai. April 2012. Caring Cambodia. Article on how tourism is helping the environment and the disadvantaged.

Laowai. April 2012. How to get started. Article on how to start a business in Shanghai.

Autocar. 27th March 2012. Geely Emgrand EC7. Test drive.

Vertu Select. 15th March 2012. Eat, pray, love in Bali. Travel article about Bali, Indonesia.

Laowai. March 2012. In the Land of Mink and Money. Article about how Chinese are spending money.

Laowai. March 2012. Women in Business. Article about female entrepreneurs in Shanghai

Vertu Select. 25th December 2011. Hot chocolate in Shanghai. Article on the growth of high end chocolate in the city.

Vertu Select. 13th November 2011. Tianzifang, Shanghai’s artistic corner. Travel article about Tianzifang.

Autocar. 2nd November 2011. Zotye 5008 EV. Test Drive

Auto Sohu. 10th October 2011. Outlook for the Chinese Car Market. Article looking at current challenges in the Chinese car market and how the writer sees the market developing. Page 1 has a Chinese translation.

Vertu Select. 15th September 2011. Driving into the Chinese Market. Article about the establishment of Chinese brands by the JVs.

Sydney Morning Herald. 13th August 2011. Corolla clone takes on Prius. Test drive of the BYD F3DM 11th August 2011. China’s high speed rail crash – What really happened? Article about the Wenzhou train crash and its causes.

Vertu Select. 1st August 2011. China, ahoy: big boats are in fashion. Article about the growth in the luxury boat market.

Autocar. 22nd June 2011. BYD e6 – first drive.

South China Morning Post – Post Magazine. 5th June 2011. All around the watchtowers. Travel article about Kaiping, China.

Vertu Select. 3rd June 2011. David Laris: new restaurant, less chairs. Interview with Shanghai’s famous restaurateur.

Vertu Select. 27th May 2011. Why luxury cars are longer in China.

South China Morning Post. 23rd April 2011. Market Driven. Review of the performance of Chinese manufacturers at the 2011 International Shanghai Auto Show.

China Car Times. 8th April 2011. The long awaited BYD e6 review. Car review on the Internet.

Vertu Select. 31st March 2011. Record breaking Chinese railways speed aheed. Article on China’s new high speed trains.

Unpublished articles for sale

Most of my previously published articles are available for purchase for publication in magazines or newspapers.

In addition I have complete but unpublished articles available on:

Explorers – looking at China based foreign explorers and foreign explorers who have explored China. I have profiles of 5 different people most of whom are Beijing based.

Beijing cooking class – looks at a cooking class in a traditional hutong

Fujian tulou – travel article looking at these defensive buildings in Yongding county in rural Fujian.

Hybrids in China – look at the market or lack of one for hybrid cars in China. Requires some updating.


I have materials and photographs for travel articles on:

Henan Province, China – possible articles on Kaifeng, Luoyang, and Shaolin Temple

Xinjiang Province, China – possible articles on Kanas Lake, and Kuche

Guangdong Province, China – possible article looking at how overseas Chinese built Kaiping with money made overseas. Would look at the reasons they went overseas and how they suffered to make money and be accepted.

Xi’an, China – general travel article

West Coast of South Island, New Zealand – look at the towns and area, along with some of the characters that makes up this sparsely populated area.

Coromandel Region, New Zealand – look at an area which is a playground for Auckland residents but relatively unknown to foreigners.

$0 car hire in New Zealand – how to get the best deals and what to look out for when driving in New Zealand.

Chinese in New Zealand – travel destinations connected to early Chinese settlers in New Zealand and how they tried to forge new lives for themselves.

Otago Peninsula, New Zealand – travel article about the scenic area a short drive from Dunedin.

Lao food – look at what distinguishes this cuisine as Lao people try to exert their cultural identity.

Lao cooking class – look at a class in Luang Prabang

Vang Vieng, Laos – what it has to offer older tourists.

Vang Vieng, Laos – adventure capital of Laos.

Plain of Jars, Laos – future UNESCO World Heritage Site trying to develop its tourist industry.

Unexploded ordnance, Laos – look at how charities are making the lives of ordinary Lao people better.


I have test driven and am able to write articles on the following cars:

Roewe 750

Roewe 550

MG 3 Streetwise

MG 3

MG 5

MG 6

Great Wall Hover


BYD e6

Ford Fiesta saloon (sedan)

Infiniti M lwb

Buick LaCrosse – both old and new Chinese versions

Buick GL8

Lifan 520 and 520i

Audi A4L

Volkswagen Lavida

Volkswagen New Santana

Zotye 5008 EV

Zotye M300 (Multiplan) EV

Hyundai Elantra Yuedong

BMW 328Li

Brilliance BS4

Brilliance BS6

Geely Emgrand EC7

South China Morning Post. 12th January 2011. Rumble in the Jungle. Travel article on Laos Elephant Festival.

Lenzing Inside. January 2011. The Lenzing Spirit for China. Profile of Mark Stubbs the General Manager of Lenzing’s Nanjing operations for the company magazine.

British Heritage. January 2011. Smokin’ Heritage. Article on the best British steam railways.

South China Morning Post. 6th November 2010. Bolt out of the blue. Car review of the BYD F3DM.

Straits Times. 13th July 2010. Get lost in Kashgar. Travel article about Kashgar and the Karakoram Highway.

Kansai Scene. July 2010. Travel article – Vientiane. Article about the capital Laos and a bicycle ride along the Mekong.

South China Morning Post. 19th June 2010. Up to the Marque. Car review of the MG 6

Metropolis. 11th June 2010. Luang Prabang. Travel Article

Metropolis. 14th May 2010. Kashgar. Travel article about Kashgar and the Karakoram Highway

The Age. 14th April 2010. London Cabs Down Under. Article on London taxis being used in Australia. Jointly attributed.

South China Morning Post. 11th April 2010. City on the Brink. Interview with Tess Johnston for books section.

Metropolis. April 2nd 2010 Issue 836. Weekend Getaway – Shanghai. Travel article about alternatives to the usual Shanghai trip.

Straits Times. March 9th 2010. Mingle with Snowmen. Travel article about the Sapporo snow festival.

That’s Shanghai. February 2010. 24 hours in Kaiping. Travel article.

South China Morning Post 9th January 2010. Quiet American. Car review of the Buick LaCrosse.