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Dear Visitors,

At month’s end I will return to the Netherlands after 15 great years in China. I will stop updating CarNewsChina.com, this is my very last article. I started this website back in 2010, and it has been a fantastic time. I met many fine people, traveled all over the country, and was doing what I loved most.

It has been a long journey. Starting with just a few visitors in the beginning, growing fast to become the largest English-language website for news about the Chinese car market. We have been quoted, copied, and interviewed. We have been on T.V., in newspapers, and in magazines.

Some of you have been with this website from the early days, giving me much needed advice and support. Thank you. And another big thank you to all our visitors, for reading what we wrote.

This however is not a total goodbye. I will continue with ChinaCarHistory.com and CoolCarsInChina.com. These sites don’t depend on daily news and don’t grab 500% of my time, so I can update ‘m from down at the beach back home in Holland.

The website will remain as it is. I will not delete anything. If there is anyone seriously interested in continuing this website, please let me know, and I will tell you all about it.

Groeten,

Tycho

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Andy Yu
Andy Yu
1 year ago

Thanks a lot for all the great reads! I’ll look forward to future articles on CoolCarsInChina and ChinaCarHistory!

bobopopo
bobopopo
1 year ago

Yes, thanks a lot for your interesting and often humorous articles. Enjoy life and the fantastic air in the Netherlands!

Fabrice JOLIE
Fabrice JOLIE
1 year ago

Merci de nous avoir partagé ces infos. Durant tout le temps vécu là bas vous avez du vous créer de nombreux contacts pour continuer le site. J’ai vu dans certains articles (leblogauto.com) et sur (imcdb.org) consacré aux films chinois il est montré des CITROEN BX, TALBOT HORIZON, PEUGEOT 604, PEUGEOT 205,… pouvez-vous me confirmer si ces voitures furent réellement vendues en Chine. Avez-vous des photos d’anciennes façades de concessionnaire? comme pour FSO par exemple. Avec ce lien (https://www.weibo.com/520loana?from=feed&loc=at&nick=Edwin%E8%B1%AA&is_hot=1) on découvre des voitures mais sans leur histoire dans le pays et c’est là que c’est triste. (https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/b0c1EeAzzudUjm5X5tfCiw) Bon voyage et j’espère… Read more »

Sam Faulkner
1 year ago
Reply to  Fabrice JOLIE

Hi Fabrice, We actually have a copy of this book. It is full of pictures of old cars – some even from the 1950’s. It appears that it was a collection of photos of cars that were on the road in Beijing at the time the book was made and was not a sales catalogue or something like that. The book contains Chinese cars, Japanese cars, Russian cars, European cars, American cars really cars from all over the world. That Fiat is interesting, the photographer is a friend of mine and we are going to hopefully write about it soon… Read more »

Fabrice JOLIE
Fabrice JOLIE
1 year ago
Reply to  Sam Faulkner

les références du livre? existe en français? ce sont quand même des voitures en vente officielle? Pour la FIAT je n’ai pas retrouvé la photo c’est triste

erik van ingen schenau (laofan)

Tycho, it was great to support you from the early beginning till today! I think you did an enormous job (look at the number of your items!) to keep us informed. And yes, I also like your humour! Many thanks!

D Mitra
D Mitra
1 year ago

Thanks for everything that you did for your readers, and I must admit I learnt a lot from this site. Best wishes.

nahum
nahum
1 year ago

It’s the first time i post something since i started visiting this website many years ago. I cant thank you enough for keeping us updated on the chinese market and letting us know more about it, best of luck in future projects.

葛先生
葛先生
1 year ago

I’ve been with you since the beginning, and have enjoyed the articles and the access it gave me to another world.

One thing I never understood though: why did almost every article have to have “in China” in the title? 🙂

感謝你!

Liam
Liam
1 year ago
Reply to  葛先生

Because these cars are not for export so foreign readers need to know they can only find these cars ‘In China’ is my guess.

O. M.
O. M.
1 year ago

Any future projects that you have planned?

Maximiliano Gasparini
Maximiliano Gasparini
1 year ago

Good Luck!
Thanks for your share your vision about China-car-world. Everyday, my last 2/3 yeras, I checked 3 website cars: autoblog.com.ar, autoblog.com, and carnewschina.com .

Hope enjoy your return to your country.
Thanks again,
Maxi

Esprit de Flandre
Esprit de Flandre
1 year ago

Tycho, jongen, veel succes terug in het moederland. Heb je site altijd graag gelezen, en ik vind het zeer jammer dat er een eind aan komt. Waar moet ik nu heen voor Chinees autonieuws? Ik vind de ontwikkelingen daar enorm interessant.

De site overnemen? Ik zou wel willen 🙂 maar ja, die verhuis hé.

Anyway, veel succes en tot ik je eens tegenkom op een of andere autoblog…

Gideon Milstein
Gideon Milstein
1 year ago

Many thanks for your stories over the years. I’ll really miss this site.

Pedro Cenizario
Pedro Cenizario
1 year ago

Thank you for all your good articles!

Timo
Timo
1 year ago

Danke für die vielen interessanten Berichte und Einblicke in die automobile Welt “in China”. Ich hoffe, es geht mit dieser Seite irgendwie weiter, es wäre zu schade, wenn sie eines Tages verschwinden würde.

Liam
Liam
1 year ago

Thank you so much for the dedication, passion and humour which you have displayed in producing so much content on a topic virtually unknown in English. I look forward to keeping up with CarNewsChina especially.

TurboJaySmith
TurboJaySmith
1 year ago

Damn…I’ve been a daily reader ever since I was 9 years old, which was almost when this website was launched…parting ways with such a precious part of my childhood is surely gonna be tough for me. Good luck with your future endeavors, Mr Tycho!

Daniel Backman
1 year ago

Thanks for a great website, have been a “heavy reader” since the very beginning. Good luck in your future adventures… Daniel

KNUT HÅKON NYHAGEN
KNUT HÅKON NYHAGEN
1 year ago

This is the worst news ever!! I’ve followed and trusted this site for so many years – perhaps since the beginning, and referred to it in all my writing in equally many years – must be more than 8 years?? At least it felt like longer. Back then I had my own “Chinese Cars” website in Norwegian, and the stuff you brought was in the end the main source for my information. Therefore, I found that there was no use having my site – just like you, I discovered how time consuming this was. I simply advised readers to join-… Read more »

Mark
Mark
1 year ago

So sorry to hear that you are no longer maintaining the site Tycho, it has been a daily must-read for me this past 4 or 5 years and I’ll miss it. Best wishes for your return to the Netherlands.

Si Elliott
Si Elliott
1 year ago

Good luck and thanks Tycho. Nice to meet you earlier in the year in Beijing too.

What will you be doing in the Netherlands?

Simon.

Si Elliott
Si Elliott
1 year ago

Shhhhhhhhhhh!

Ominae
Ominae
1 year ago

So in case of new info on cars coming out, will it be done here in case someone takes over or is it going to be in another site?

Ominae
Ominae
1 year ago

Alright.

Enjoyed most of the info about clone cars and stuff, but I was really interested in the article on merchandise (clothes mostly) coming from various car companies like Haval.

celsog1
celsog1
1 year ago

I wish you good luck, thank you very much for this great news website!!

Herve
Herve
1 year ago

Thanks for all those informatives and truly humourous articles you posted over the years, Tycho. I’ve been a reader from almost the beginning I think, starting when I was living in China for a few years. I’ve moved back to Europe 5 years ago, but I’ve kept checking CarNewsChina every week or so. Good luck with the move back to good old Europe.

Dawid
Dawid
1 year ago

Thank you Mr. Tycho for your job over the years. I have found your website about two years ago, and since then have been visiting it almost every day. The best website about Chinese cars in English. I loved your way of writing articles with loads of funny and precise humour. Best of luck to you in the Netherlands anyway and hopefully CNC will be continued.

Greetings from Poland,
Dawid

Greg
Greg
1 year ago

I’ve really loved your site, thank you. Do you or anyone else have any recommendations for a good English language China car news site? I’m really struggling to find any.

Knut H. Nyhagen
Knut H. Nyhagen
1 year ago
Reply to  Greg

See, that’s the problem Greg. From the worlds largest car market, there are next to none. Well you can get a little here and there, but not completely dedicated like CNC. What a pity, right?

Actually incredible. And also unbelievable that it can’t be continued – as it ought to even be profitable! But – not….

Emil
Emil
1 year ago

Waiting for you in the Netherlands! Great website!

镭Zhou
1 year ago

Thank you, Tycho, for keep running the site for all theses years. It’s sad to see the end of this blog. Hopefully someone will take up the torch from you.

amin.naghizadeh
amin.naghizadeh
1 year ago

Hello. I’m Amin Naghizadeh. A writer and automotive analyst in Iran! In my country, the content of your site has been used a lot. I’m really upset about the many problems for you and your site. But what would be good if it was an opportunity to establish such a site for Iranian cars and the Iranian automotive industry. I’m happy to be in touch with you. My email address for you: Amin.Naghizadeh@Gmail.com

Wilco
Wilco
1 year ago

Ha Tycho, je site stond bij mij ook hoog in de favorieten! Bedankt, en welkom terug!

dragn
1 year ago

Tycho, Just back from the home of Korandos and Kias, I saw this late. What a surprise to hear that you, and your expertise, are leaving us. It’s been great following you all these years. You’ll be missed, as your contribution enters the annals of CAI history. Thanks for bequeathing us a valuable archive. Although your Chinese fans, official and otherwise, were not visible, I’m sure there were many who hung on your every word. Make sure to take enough bottled water for your Jeep’s trip across the new Silk Road, to home. Best wishes for continued success. You are… Read more »

KNUT
KNUT
1 year ago

The Chinese car-industry should make a statue of you! They owe you so much! 🙂

I can’t help it, I am still checking out this website every day, even if I know you have left. What can we do now to get the info we want and need about Chinese Auto Business?
What can all the other car-websites do to get news? They have secretly been watching you, although rarely giving you any credit! There are so many depending on CNC.