I’ve just come back from three days in Shanghai, perhaps the most international of China’s megacities.

Inevitably, you end up spending a few hours on buses, staring out of the window at the astonishing infrastructure of the place. From the massive motorway network, to the choice of either a tube train or super-fast maglev train when leaving Shanghai’s hugely impressive airport.

But, like I’m sure you would, I spent most of my time on the bus just watching the passing traffic. It doesn’t take long to realise that, in this city at least, virtually all of the passenger cars on the roads are from foreign manufacturers, even if they are locally built.

Count the Citroen C5s, Peugeot 307 saloons, Ford Focuses, Minis, the Buick saloon version of the Vauxhall Astra, Jaguar XJs, Range Rovers as well as the expected fleets of BMWs, Mercs and Audis.