Posts Tagged ‘China’

I’m very suspicious of a city that hates cars as much as Cambridge does. I was there yesterday. There are loads of streets that you’re not allowed to drive down and there’s hardly anywhere to park! It’s ironic that there was once a car named after this place that detests them so much. On the […]


The recent decline in China’s currency, which has fuelled turmoil in Chinese stock markets and driven the government there to suspend trading twice, could have a dramatic knock-on effect in the UK. Poundland could end up selling cheap Chinese crap for LESS than a pound! Craic on! Listen to the latest Mack Nuggets at; http://www.mackmedia.co.uk/8th-mack-nuggets-audio-video […]


Drone Alone

09Jan16

Would you fly in a drone? A Chinese company claimed a world first last week by unveiling a drone capable of carrying a human passenger. After setting a flight plan, the passenger just has to give two commands – “take off” and “land”. They have no controls as a backup. The company is planning a […]


Mack Nuggets.

08Nov15

Here are some of my favourite bits from BOB fm this year including; Why Volkswagen have done nothing wrong, the sinister truth about the sugar tax, how Jeremy Corbyn almost messed up Britain sucking up to the Chinese, Prince William was the wrong person to talk to the Chinese but their president is staying in the […]


Mack Nuggets.

02Nov15

Here’s what I’ve been up to on the radio lately including; The sinister truth about the sugar tax, police superhero PC Christopher Kouwenberg, what the Chinese President should have had to eat in Manchester, how Jeremy Corbyn almost messed up Britain sucking up, why Prince William is the wrong person to talk to the Chinese, […]


China Plate.

24Oct15

When the Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Manchester yesterday, they got the food wrong. On this trip they’ve been trying to introduce him to meals that are typically British. The day before, when he was taken to David Cameron’s ‘favourite’ pub in Buckinghamshire, he had Fish ‘n’ Chips. A special meal was prepared for him […]


Why did Prince William make a direct television appeal to the people of China? It’s one of the most bizarre aspects of the state visit to Britain of the Chinese president Xi Jinping. Prince William was invited to speak on Chinese state TV about the issue of wildlife conservation. He was an odd choice as […]


Chinese burn, Chinese water torture, Chinese Whispers, why do so many Chinese things have a negative connotation? In the UK there’s a call for a ban on Chinese lanterns because they poison livestock, set fire to buildings and get mistaken for distress flares and UFOs. In America, there’s a nuclear meltdown scenario called “The China Syndrome”. […]


Panda Pop

27Aug13

When Tian Tian gives birth in Edinburgh Zoo, The People’s Republic of China will get a new panda. China owns all of the world’s pandas. They used to give them away as gifts in what was known as panda diplomacy. From 1958 to 1982, China gave 23 pandas to nine different countries. These days you […]