In the second half of August, 2018, I biked from Golmud in Qinghai to Lhasa. The road, the G109, is a lifeline for Tibet, with 85% of supplies for Tibet imported along this route. It parallels the primary train line into the region, and was one of the first paved routes on the plateau. It’s… Continue reading Tibet 2018
China in 2017
I had the chance to visit China last week and tag along with the tail-end of a longer trip organized around various Makerspaces around the region. This is the first time in several years that I’ve spent a prolonged amount of time in the dense population areas of Beijing and Shanghai, and it was fascinating… Continue reading China in 2017
Thoughts on China’s Updated Cyber-security Regulations
On Monday, China ratified an updated cybersecurity legislation that will enter effect next June. The policy regulates a number of aspects of the Chinese Internet: What data companies need to keep on domestic servers, the interaction between companies and the government, and the interaction between companies and Chinese users. Notably, when considering the impact on… Continue reading Thoughts on China’s Updated Cyber-security Regulations
Biking the KKH
I’m getting back this week after spending most of the last month Bicycling from Pakistan to China on the Karakoram highway. It was a great trip, full of friendly people, breathtaking mountains, and delicious food.
Wrote up a long-form post about visiting DaTong, China in 2009.
Click the ‘see my pictures’ link for photos. I got to the bus station at about 4pm. A guy at the service counter sold me a ticket for 200RMB and said the bus left at 5pm. This wasn’t quite what I’d seen online (180RMB leaving at 4:30) – but that was the only bus that… Continue reading Mongolia Trip
June 14th – Grottos
Got up at 6:30, I’m mostly adjusted to the time zone now. Answered email, and showered, and left the hotel at around 7, to go to the grottoes. Sadly, the road that the bus travels on was no longer in existence – it was totally torn up, and just a big patch of dirt that… Continue reading June 14th – Grottos
June 13th – Mount Heng
Got up early at 5am. Fiddled with my computer – getting pictures posted and such. Had breakfast. Went down to the lobby at 7 to meet my driver. The first place we went was the wooden pavilion. It’s a bit over an hour out of town on the beijing – mongolia expressway. It’s a pagoda… Continue reading June 13th – Mount Heng
Pictures from Datong will show up in this album. http://picasaweb.google.com/willscott/Datong?feat=directlink