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.
A challenging border crossing in what is supposed to be one of Asia’s most unrestricted land ports.
Lawrence Hamilton recently sat down with Dolkun Isa of the Uyghur World Congress to discuss the current relationship between the people of Xinjiang and the Chinese Government, whether the New Silk Road will have a positive impact on the Uyghur’s lives, and what the future of the region might hold.
A decade long search for the ultimate blogging device may have come to an end.
They call it the New Silk Highway, it’s an 8,445 kilometer road that will stretch from the coast of China to St. Petersburg, Russia that will cut the transit time down to just ten days. I was able to catch a glimpse of its final stages of construction.