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Dave Leggett | 18 October 2004

Just took a call from just-auto contributor Mark Wilkinson in Beijing (he's recently gone out there to learn Chinese). Sounds like he's settled in, although his nice, modern apartment sits close to 24-hour building work. There's a lot of noise and dust apparently and he says Beijing is like one big building site. But he's enjoying the experience and gradually getting used to cycling everywhere. Being an automotive journalist, he's noting some of the curiosities on the road, especially the locally made copies of more familiar products. Reckons he's seen, amongst other things, a Honda CR-V rip-off. He'll try and send pics. Glad to report that he's on good form, eating well and hasn't yet been involved in any serious road rage incidents or been bundled into the back of a police van.


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