Media coverage of Ghost Cities of China for June. Featuring the Nanjinger, TimeOut Beijing and Shanghai, the Guardian, Channel NewsAsia, and the China Daily.
Take a look at the first new city of what could be the greatest development initiative the world has ever known.
This is my latest article in CityMetric, the urbanism blog of the New Statesman. It's about the reasons why many of China's new cities appear so empty for so long.
Empty malls replacing ancient neighborhoods, the police patrolling the streets, and a place where Uighurs and Chinese come together were all part of what Lawrence Hamilton found when he returned to Kashgar.
Crossing borders in and out of Xinjiang proved to be unexpectedly problematic. Is this a sign of challenges to come as I continue research on the New Silk Road?
Looking out at Horgos, a backwater town on the Kazakh border that's being super changed into becoming a big city by all out fiat.
How Uighur flat bread ovens are made in Urumqi.
A little about the ice cream that is virtually everywhere in the Uighur parts of Xinjiang.
The harsh reality and subtle beauty of everyday life in Kashgar.
Urumqi is a city that appears to be under siege, and in many ways it is.
This is an article that I wrote for CityMetric, the urbanism blog of the New Statesman.
The long road through the far west of China shows the reality of the Chinese dream in one shocking catastrophe.
Every traveler knows this rule or learns it the hard way.
About the cameras that Chinese drivers mount on their dashboards or windshields to film the road ahead.
Electric car charging stations are starting to go up all over China. When they do the transition will begin.
This is an article that I wrote for Wanderlust Magazine about my five favorite new cities in China and why travelers should visit them now.
Hiding the pollution doesn't make it go away.
Bad VPN days in China derail all digital nomad operations.
Cultures are rarely run on logic or sense, and the true meaning of our games and what we actually compete for is rarely easy to discern.