It's been a fascinating couple of weeks watching the Rover-Shanghai Automotive deal fall apart, writes Paul French of Access Asia. Shanghai has been abuzz, at least the press have, about the comings and goings of the deal: the will it, won't it, the 'it's on' and then the 'no sorry it's off'. I got to witness all this as an observer here in Shanghai. With no CNN or BBC available in my apartment and the city's Internet playing up for who knows what reason getting news of the deal from Britain has been patchy at best.