Note: this article was published in Global Times 10th october 2021

Australia has joined a new military alliance to avail itself of nuclear submarines which it could never develop alone. There are a couple of reasons why and the most import one is the simplest: the Australian government has a…


Note: this is a copy of an article which appeared in Global Times on 25th September 2021 — it’s an edit of a previous article called Brianwashed… Who’s Brainwashed?

Anywhere in the world, if you go online you accept “cookies.” You can’t do anything in government offices without being online…


If I were writing a book to make money, I’d be writing a book about all the things wrong about China. I’d make predictions about the fall of government; it would be picked up by the “think tanks” promoted in all the western media and possibly nominated for prizes. What’s…


Who would want to live in a police state like China? Well, actually 1.4 billion people do and they mostly like it. Many foreigners have made it their home and they too, mostly like it.

A typical kind of tweet from a British person who seems to know very little about China

Let’s start with a touch of “whataboutism”. In 1977, I became a Metropolitan Police officer…


A very simple question and one that was put to me recently by a friend who happens to be a journalist, it wasn’t part of an interview, it was just a question posed by a curious person to a foreign friend who seems to be pro-China. My answer is just…


During some research for an article about the Chinese athlete Su Bingtian, it became obvious that there was more than a passing coincidence between the way China’s athletic success and its overall society have developed. The research into Su’s amazing success, not just in Tokyo, but throughout his sporting and…


Ask any Chinese person: Who won the 100m Men’s Final in the Tokyo Olympic Games? The answer you get will probably be something like: I don’t know but Su Bingtian was the first Chinese runner to be in the finals (for the record, it was Italy’s Marcell Jacobs). …


It came as a surprise to me yesterday, that someone tweeted, I think (hope!) gleefully, that I’d followed them back and I wondered why. …


How do you think the Australian media covers China?

To answer this question: I’d generally say it’s unfairly covered. There’s a great deal of uneducated bias in all Western media about China, but some publications are worse than others. It’s extremely easy to criticise the Chinese government but it’s usually…


Full disclosure before you read my writing about how I consider western media negatively influences the world. I live and work in China and I like it. That doesn’t mean it’s perfect, it means it’s better than places I’ve lived before and gets better as each year passes. I was…

Jerry Grey

I’m British born Australian citizen. I live in Guangdong and have an MA in Cross Cultural Change Management. I write about China experiences on and off my bike

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