How Chinese Cashmere Pollutes the Environment

July 20, 2016

Tags: Luxury Goods, China, Cashmere

Annals of Luxury: Cashmere, the most delicious of fabrics, has become cheaper in the United States because of Chinese production.

Chinese production takes place on goat farms. The goat hoofs tear up the grass.

According to the chronicler of modern China, Evan Osnos, the goat farms are getting bigger and they are creating dust clouds.

See a Steven Colbert interview with Osnos, from the old show.



Harley Davidsons Hit The Road In China

July 3, 2016

Tags: Harley, China

The Harley Davidson motorcycle symbolizes freedom and rebellion to riders. Aftre all, the theme song played for the Harley Club of Shanghai is "Born to be Wild." This recent CBS Sunday Morning report features the head of the Harley Club of Shanghai and the dealer who sells only 300 a year. The Harley lifestyle has caught on, even though the motorcycle costs $100,000 in China.

Stay tuned for my upcoming report on my visit to the California Superbike School, with branches in Beijing and in Taiwan. The Chinese Communist Party is banning golf club membership for party members as a symbol of corruption. After all, golf is a rich man's game. Guess what is taking hold of the imagination of the Chinese? The all-American motorcycle. You heard it here first.

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/harley-davidsons-hit-the-road-in-china/