Year-by-Year List of Media Coverage

This list is in reverse chronological order, starting with the newest entries first. Only media coverage is given; separate pages mention talks and media productions (separate from simple interviews or features).

Disclaimer: The following interviews and similar events have in actual fact been completed in full. It is up to the individual broadcasters to air or otherwise publicise these. Data given below assumes that they have been broadcasted or aired. References to “China” include only the mainland.

Mind the dead links! Some articles (especially the less newer ones) are missing links or may have ones which are by now no longer functional. An attempt is in progress to restore as many articles as possible.

2020s

2020

  • Too early in the year! Better luck next time?…

2010s

2019

  • 30 Dec 2019: Interviewed by Radio Beijing, China, in Beijing, China, in Mandarin Chinese: Opening of Beijing-Zhangjiakou HSR (pretaped)
  • Autumn 2019: Interviewed by Radio Beijing, China, in Beijing, China, in Mandarin Chinese: High Speed price changes (pretaped, conducted over telephone)
  • 06 Jul 2019: Featured in interview and article by Wen Wei Po, Hong Kong, in Mandarin Chinese: High Speed services between Xiong’an and Hong Kong begin

2018

  • 23 Sep 2018: Wrote article posted by Wen Wei Po, Hong Kong, in Mandarin Chinese: High Speed services to Hong Kong begin
  • 12 Sep 2018: Featured in interview and article by Ta Kung Pao, Hong Kong, in Mandarin Chinese: High Speed and other rail works continue in Western China
  • 01 Sep 2018: Interviewed as major feature by La Repubblica, Italy, in Beijing, China, interview published in Italian: Railways in China

2017

  • List of interviews being compiled and summarised for display…

2016

  • List of interviews being compiled and summarised for display…

2015

  • There were no media interviews this year; however, there were talks about railways given.

2014

  • 30 Mar 2014: Featured in report by Xinhua, China, in Mandarin Chinese: Nanning Rail Invites Railway English Expert for Guidance
  • 27 Jan 2014: Featured in interview and article by Xinhua, China, in Mandarin Chinese: The Spring Festival Peak Travel Season As Seen By Foreigners

2013

  • 15 Sep 2013: Featured in interview and article by Jiangnan Metropolitan Daily Media, China, in Mandarin Chinese: Chasing the Xiangtang-Putian Railway
  • 13 Sep 2013: Interviewed live by Radio Beijing Joy FM 87.6, Beijing, China, in Mandarin Chinese, talking about rail travel in China and overseas
  • July 2013: Back page exclusive feature in interview and featured article by People’s Railway Daily, China, in Mandarin Chinese
  • 17 Mar 2013: Featured in interview and featured article by New Finance Observer, China, in Mandarin Chinese: Dismantling the Ministry of Railways
  • March 2013: Exclusive feature in interview and feature by China Railway News Report, in Mandarin Chinese
  • March 2013: Pre-recorded interview and feature by Radio Zhangjiakou, China, in Mandarin Chinese, for a one-hour show about rail travel in China

2012

  • 17 Oct 2012: Featured in interview by China West Web, China, in Mandarin Chinese: Chasing Trains: Rail Fans and the Baoji-Chengdu Railway
  • 22 Aug 2012: Featured by CNN Travel, United States, in English: Riding the Dragon’s Back: 7 Inspiring China Train Journeys…
  • 08 Apr 2012: Interviewed in exclusive 2-hour live radio special with wife Tracy by China National Radio, Beijing, China, in Mandarin Chinese, talking about rail travel in China

2011

  • 04 Jul 2011: Featured in main photo to web edition of 20 Minuten, Switzerland, in German — main picture on article Mit über 300 km/h von Peking nach Shanghai (From Beijing to Shanghai at over 300 km/h) featuring David and then-fiancée (now-wife) Tracy
  • 01 Jul 2011: Wrote article posted in CNN/CNNgo, United States, in English, titled First ride on China’s historic Shanghai-Beijing high-speed train
  • 01 Jul 2011: Featured on front page of Metropolitan Woman Daily, China, in Mandarin Chinese — main picture on front page featuring David and then-fiancée (now-wife) Tracy

2010

  • 26 Dec 2010: Featured in Sustainable Cities Collective by James Withrow in English: in an article, Beijing’s Subway Sprouting New & Longer Tentacles

2000s

2009

2008

  • 08 Jul 2008: Featured in Global Voices by John Kennedy in English: in an article about getting from Beijing Airport to the city centre (around the opening of what is now the Capital Airport Express)