An excerpt from Ghost Cities of China has been featured in The New Inquiry: China’s construction boom is driven by an equally booming wave of urban destruction. In the past two decades China has systematically levelled and rebuilt a huge percentage of its housing stock. Some 129 million homes have been constructed across the country since […]
A collection of articles that I wrote for a print supplement about the Chinese city of Zhengzhou in the South China Morning Post.
Before borders can be opened for trade we need to know where the borders actually are. What will happen to Kashmir as China, India, and Pakistan become more politically and economically intertwined?
A visit to the kampung community that is next to Jakarta’s traditional port. Building houses on stilts is one of the prime architectural designs of human culture and appear all through history all over the world.
A major shift has occurred in China, as blissful ignorance has been replaced by outrage of the country’s air quality.
An interesting look inside the home of some students on Sumatra.
A young Indonesian woman tried to lure me back to her home on the train from Jakarta to Merak, for what purpose was the question.
This is an article that I wrote for the South China Morning Post. It’s about Shenzhen’s massive grassroots “shanzhai” manufacturing ecosystem which was initially known for producing knock-offs but has evolved into a force which is driving innovation globally and giving the big brands serious competition.