Rogier Bikker
Aug 27, 2014

From Shanghai to Urumqi: Impressions of Chinese brands

Traveling from China to Holland using only Chinese products, Rogier Bikker checks in from near the Kazakhstan border with insights into the mixed feelings Chinese have about homegrown brands.

I’m driving from China to Holland using only Chinese brands. During this three-month journey along the ancient Silk Road, my travel companion and I tap the opinions of people we meet about the Chinese brands we’re travelling with. 

What do people think about our BYD car, Huawei phone, AEE camera, Ozark outdoor gear and Lenovo laptop We’re also wearing Chinese underwear, but decided not to inquire about that.

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