From the hutong to high politics: a Beijing driver’s journey | Curio
News and insights read out for you.
10,000+ audio articles. 50+ world-leading publications.

All in 1 subscription.

Financial Times logo

From the hutong to high politics: a Beijing driver’s journey

12 mins | Aug 25, 2019
story image
Over 24 years at the FT, Liu Chaowei has enjoyed a front-seat view of changing China. In Beijing's Financial Times bureau, one man has witnessed all 24 years of its history, all from the driver's seat. Yuan Yang writing in the Financial Times, profiles the bureau's driver, from his upbringing in Beijing's maze-like alleys to a career mediating between the journalists and the city.
Get unlimited access free for 7 days, then $6.67/month (billed annually)
Get started