Hudson Lockett

Hudson Lockett is a freelance writer, editor and researcher in Beijing. Since arriving in China, he has contributed to Danwei and GISWatch. He is also co-host of the China Hang-up podcast

Posts by Hudson Lockett

Pedicab Pursuit

On the lamb, chased by wolves – by Hudson Lockett


A friend and I hopped into the back of an electric pedicab (sanlunche or “three wheel vehicle”) and were being whisked north past Beijing Worker's Stadium along a nigh-deserted road when what looked like a police car swerved across the centre line, cutting off our middle-aged driver. She eased up on the throttle, but stopped short of the brakes when two toughs piled out of the car and began running toward us.