So why aren’t we updating China Car Times as often this week? Because its Chinese New Year of course. What does this mean? It means cheap beer, fireworks, dumplings, never ending television galas and going to see relatives you really cant remember. Sound great? Actually it’s not that bad. Previously when I lived in the north of China I hated the Chinese New Year period, too many fireworks being set off at either side of the Chinese New Year celebrations and at unsociable hours as well. Life in the south is a different story, it seems that people are happy to set off their fireworks at the stroke of midnight and then first thing in the morning at around 7am, and that’s it, they go back to eating dumplings, so this is perhaps one of the first Chinese New Years that I have actually enjoyed in whilst staying in China for the full period.
This week the CCT Regulars – Gong Zai Yan, Susan Zhao, Catherine Qu, and Pierce Geng have gone back to their home towns to celebrate Chinese New Year with their families, a well deserved rest for them as they are the team that have made CCT truly great in the past year, and will no doubt continue to make CCT the greatest portal for Chinese car news in the next year as well.
2011 is the year of the Dragon, which means that many car companies will be launching Dragon special edition models in the coming months, we suspect a host of Dragon special edition models will hit the Beijing Auto Show in April this year, especially from luxury marques. The Dragon represents power, and what more power can you have than buying a super car or super luxury motor?
We hope all our readers have a great new year, and enjoy the rest of their week long holidays.