China’s ghost cities: for real or the invention of a Western media that refuses to understand how China works?
My first book, Ghost Cities of China, and interviews with me on the topic have been featured on Forbes, CBC, VICE, CNBC, BBC World, NPR Morning Edition, and more over the past few months.
I just completed my second round of research travels for my upcoming book on the New Silk Road.
This is an article that I wrote for the South China Morning Post about how Shenzhen has become the global epicenter of grassroots hardware innovation.
This is an article that I wrote a while back for the South China Morning Post. It’s about how many expat business owners in China have adapted to changes in the economic climate by moving away from export based industries and focusing on the budding domestic consumer market.
Hostels without receptionists? Without security? Without anyone but some lady who comes in once in a while to scrub the floors and change the sheets? Tristan Hicks discovers that flashpacking has been taken to an entirely new level.
This is an article that I wrote for the SCMP about how the Chinese government is backing the country’s vibrant maker movement.