China's New Armored Police Car is Too Much Party

Behold you capitalist pig-dogs! This is the Zijing Qingyuan Armored Spherical Cabin Electric Patrol Vehicle and as you can see it's a special car. This geodesic dome on wheels provides a friendly face to the crushing oppression that it represents, while also providing riot cops with a 360 view of protesters in need of… » 12/03/14 3:54pm 12/03/14 3:54pm

Chinese Dealer Punished for Spreading Sales Limit Rumors

According to a Bloomberg report, a Chinese dealer incited a sales panic when he allegedly told buyers that Nanjing would be imposing restrictions on auto-sales. In order to alleviate traffic congestion and pollution, many large cities in China set quotas on how many new vehicle registrations are allowed, which in turn… » 5/09/14 10:47am 5/09/14 10:47am

Will Volvo Turn Us Into the Next "Manchurian Candidate" ?

Recently I published a post called, "Since When Does Sweden Make the Coolest Cars?" I wasn't totally serious that Sweden makes the "coolest" cars but I did find it interesting that the two vehicles currently obsessed by Jalopnik staff and readers both happen to be Swedish. Could this obsession be a clue to a larger… » 3/03/14 10:32am 3/03/14 10:32am

Suprisingly Beautiful Road in China

I went on a school trip last October to Xi'An in central China. Second day there, we visited Huashan (华山), one of China's Five Great Mountains. The road leading up the mountain took my breath away. Crisp clean air, wonderfully smooth tarmac and gorgeous views up the mountain. If China were to ever produce a sports… » 2/04/14 12:39pm 2/04/14 12:39pm

WashPo: Keystone XL Not a Evil Commie Plot

Some of you Yankees, in between your stints shooting AK-47s at innocent wildlife and claiming that kind of nationalized single-payer healthcare system you so desire is "free," may have watched the State of the Union last Tuesday. For those of you who don't know, the State of the Union is like a Throne Speech, except… » 2/01/14 3:27pm 2/01/14 3:27pm

Chinese showcase automotive engineering with dancing Engine Man

The Chinese are very serious about becoming a player in the automotive space domestically (meaning in China) and they know that to compete with the likes of VW and General Motors they need to step up their game. If this dancing man made of engine parts is any indication of their progress, well Buick had better watch… » 10/23/13 8:52am 10/23/13 8:52am