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Mark Downing
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A Canadian in China working for the American company Dell
A Canadian in China working for the American company Dell

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Field Trip: Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Got an inside tour of Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Canada. It’s one the world’s leading theoretical physics institutes. I overheard that it’s the “third most cited in the field, reputation ranked second to Princeton, and the largest grouping of theoreti...

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丽江很漂亮。 Finally back in beautiful Lijiang after a decade and a half.
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Kickboxing
When in Toronto, I've been taking private kickboxing lessons with a trainer at Xtreme Couture. Check out this video of my trainer (Croatian ex-special forces, national kickboxing team member and then coach) training a Croatian kickboxing professional. My tr...

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Clash in Cotai II Pacquiao-Algieri in Macau 金光决战2
Yet again I descend to Macau for some big ticket professional boxing.  Last year I saw congressman Manny Pacquio defeat Brandon Rios. This time I scored a better seat to watch Pacquiao fight Chris Algieri.   But it was no contest as the match-up of the PacM...

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Finally, a Toronto Seafood Buffet Restaurant in Shanghai
Finally, Shanghai can finally eat some of Toronto's famous "seafood", whatever that is.  Well, the fourth largest city in North America is next to the deepest of the Great Lakes, courtesy of the fifth glacial melt of the past million years of such a rapid p...

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2014 Zhuhai Airshow / China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition 2014 珠海航展
This was my second time down to the biannual China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition ("Zhuhai Airshow"), the largest airshow in mainland China. Air demonstration teams from China, Russia and the UAE flew, while Washington grounded the South Ko...
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