Tracking China and the Media

Media Interviews

Tracking China is proud to be an active part of the Chinese rail world and to have informed a truly international audience about not just how to get from A to B in China by rail or city metro, but how China’s rail and metro worlds are developing as well.

On 15 June 2015, this page will offer a link to a media pack and interview page.

Here is a list of all media organisations that have featured Tracking China, its Founder and Publisher David Feng, or both.

2015 MEDIA APPEARANCES

2014 MEDIA APPEARANCES

  • 12 April 2014: Interview with Xinhua News Agency.
    Article: Chasing Trains. Tracking China mentioned by name.
  • 30 March 2014: David Feng featured in Xinhua News Agency.
    Article: Nanning Rail Invites Railway English Expert for Guidance.
  • 27 January 2014: Interview with Xinhua News Agency.
    Article: The Spring Festival Peak Travel Season As Seen by Foreigners. Tracking China mentioned by name.
  • 10 January 2014: David Feng interviewed by Qingdao Television as the new Qingdao Railway Station opened to the public.

2013 MEDIA APPEARANCES

  • 04 December 2013: David Feng written up in report by Beijing Passenger Transport Department.
    Article: Service Courtesy Training Courses, HSR Team 1.
  • 19 November 2013: David Feng featured in exclusive online live interview with Sina Weibo.
    This was a 90-minute special live interactive interview on improving China’s railway English.
  • 23 October 2013: David Feng mentioned in Xinhua News Agency (Jiangsu) report.
    Article: Wuxi East Railway Station: Improving Foreign Language Services, Integrating Into the Development of the Local Economy.
  • 15 & 16 September 2013: David Feng was invited on a pre-launch trip on the Xiangtang-Putian (Nanchang-Fuzhou (Fujian)) Railway and was interviewed by China Broadcast Web and Dajiang — Jiangnan Metropolitan Daily.
  • 27 August 2013: David Feng was mentioned in an interview with the Beijing Daily.
    Article: I Love Trains.
  • July and August 2013: David Feng was mentioned by Harbin Rail and Harbin News (New Evening News) on railway English in China.
  • 18 July 2013: David Feng and Tracking China are mentioned on the back-page special feature in the official Chinese national railways newspaper, People’s Railway Daily.
    (The newspaper used the Pinyin transliteration of David’s Mandarin Chinese name.)
  • 04 June 2013: David Feng’s Weibo post was published on the official People’s Railway Web site after travelling on all of China’s 18 railway bureaus and companies.
  • 21 May 2013: David Feng was interviewed whilst visiting the Railway Museum in central Beijing by China.com.cn and other media.
  • 23 April 2013: David Feng was interviewed by the Guangzhou Daily on rail English.
    Article: Translation Fails? Expats “Relish” in Bad Translation of “Entrance” as “Stop Mouth”.
  • 21 March 2013: David Feng was mentioned in a China Education Online article about rail English: Going Deeper into “Chinglish”: Combining Anglophone Use with China’s Actual Needs .
  • 19 March 2013: David Feng was interviewed by the Legal Evening News in Beijing about railway English.
    Article: Mobilising People to Root Out Bad English.
  • 17 March 2013: On the occasion of the reorganisation of the Chinese Railway Ministry into the China Railway Corporation and the National Railway Bureau, David Feng provided his comments in an interview with New Finance Observer.
  • March 2013: On the occasion of the Beijing-Shanghai HSR carrying its 100 millionth passenger, David Feng was interviewed on that very train by China Railways News Report and its programme, broadcast on Chinese national railways.
  • February 2013: Based on content on Tracking China and previous component sites, a guide map to changing trains at Wuhan stations “went viral” on Weibo, was picked up by the Changjiang Daily, and ended up on Chinese Central Television.
  • February 2013: David Feng was interviewed by Radio Zhangjiakou on rail travel around China.
  • October 2012: On the occasion of being invited to a trip on the Baoji-Chengdu Railway by Xi’an Rail, David Feng was interviewed by Xi’an Railway TV and China West Web.
  • 22 August 2012: David Feng was featured, and a link to a site that is now part of Tracking China was provided, in an article about Seven Inspiring China Train Journeys on CNN (Travel)
  • 08 June 2012: David Feng and Tracking China (2012 edition) were featured on an article on Rail Transit Web featuring the site and its English page on Wuxi East Railway Station.
  • June 2012: David Feng was featured in a live radio programme on Beijing Traffic Radio about trains in China and around Beijing, especially older “green trains”.
  • May 2012: David Feng was featured in a report on the Beijing Youth Net website, citing Weibo content, which was also available on Tracking China (2012 edition). Content dealt with ticket replacement procedures.
  • April 2012: David Feng and wife Tracy were interviewed on live radio for two hours on railways in China and getting around by train.
  • March and June 2012: David Feng panelled and spoke at a rail conference in Beijing in March 2012, and was interviewed by China National Radio about “travels beyond borders” by train. This was then aired in June 2012.
  • 07 March 2012: David Feng was featured in a writeup concerning a recent HSR as a national strategy industry summit he attended and spoke at. This report was published by The Observer in China.
  • June 2011: On the occasion of the launch of railway services on the Beijing-Shanghai HSR, David was interviewed both at the station by national and international media organisations. This included China Central Television, Global Times, Southern Metropolis Daily (video), Metropolitan Women Daily (Ji’nan) (front cover), Hong Kong media, 20 Minuten (Switzerland) and CNN.
  • February 2011: David Feng was interviewed on travelling by train around Chengdu and signage problems on the railways by Western China City Daily.