China is a fascinating place, 1st World Economy and 3rd World living standards.
Road transport was interesting and in my time there I didn't see a single bit of Yanky Iron (sorry Swishy) but heaps of Volvo buses and Sino Benz trucks.
Trucks were almost all COE's and quite new and in good condition.
Their driving is another story. We came across a semi doing a U turn at the entrance gates to a Motorway and about to head off against the traffic flow for quite a few hundred metres to get to the on-ramp so he could get off the approach to the Motorway.
The comment about the wider trucks hitting the Motorcycles is quite accurate as they don't only ride on the road they use the footpath with no regard for pedestrians.
These photos are in Chengdu outside the Shangri-La Hotel. We took out life into our hands and walked on the footpath with the motorcylces.
Masses of new construction but all the concrete work is shabby and I can see concrete cancer being a major problem is 25 years.
Zuffen, we have friends who live in Shanghai and visit them every few years or so and I can relate to your comments. I hate the electric scooters that you can't hear and they pass very close usually scary the wits of you.