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Andy Boreham

Andy Boreham comes from New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington, and has lived in China, off and on, for the past four years. Now he is living in Shanghai earning a master’s degree in Chinese culture and language at Fudan University.

He welcomes your feedback on all of the issues he covers — you can reach him at andy.boreham@shanghaidaily.com.

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New traffic rules attempt to break Shanghai’s hierarchical traffic system

If you’ve been in Shanghai for more than two minutes, you’ll know that the city’s traffic culture follows a very clear system: It’s a hierarchy, and as a cyclist or pedestrian you’re on the bottom rung.

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Jump in rental bikes is proving to be more of a nuisance than a boon

When the bike-sharing craze hit Shanghai about a year ago, I thought it was a great idea. I’m not so sure now.Don’t get me wrong: I think it’s absolutely important to get more people out of cars, off congested public transport and into using pedal power again.