The kind people at the Bookworm Literary Festival have invited me to speak at their events this year, in Chengdu, Suzhou, Ningbo and Beijing.
Which is why I'm waiting for the cab to take me to trains and airport. The longest journey begins with the first taxi, grasshopper.
I'll be talking about Anna May Wong and reading poetry from Reaching For My Gnu, published by Aaaargh! Press. Plus I'll be holding a poetry workshop: Poetry Against the Machine.
Also from Aargh! Press, Paul Anderson will be there too talking about communism in the UK.