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FOREIGN POLICY, MORE WWD AND REUTERS

I haven’t updated in a while but that’s only because I’ve been busier than ever freelancing. I finished up the IUP intensive Chinese language program at the end of May and have been trying my hand as a full-time freelancer for the summer. It’s been quite the adjustment from the very rigid schedule of the […]

FIRST ARTICLE IN WWD!

My first article for Women’s Wear Daily came out today! The standard reaction to me telling, say, my classmates about writing for a publication with that title is confusion. But to people in fashion it is a Big Deal, so I am very excited to be writing for them. If you’re not familiar, it’s the […]

DATONG AND BUSY

On paper, the city of Datong is a terrible place. It’s colder and drier than Beijing, and not to mention more polluted thanks in part to the province’s abundance of infamously dangerous coal mines. Hence, our program decided to take us to Datong for the weekend. Despite the above billing, Datong did have it’s bright […]

LONG-OVERDUE UPDATES

I wrote this piece a couple days before my Chinese language program started on September 2. I wasn’t really feeling this post so decided to let it sit for a day or two. That has quickly turned into two and a half weeks that are a blur of Chinese characters and not enough sleep. Anyway, […]

SOPA AWARDS IN HK

I always seem to quit my jobs right at awards season, generally when I myself am up for an award. That’s how it went in South Carolina with my piece 24 hours at Peaches Corner winning second place in the state press awards right before I quit. (I just checked and apparently that multimedia piece did not […]

BACK FROM MYANMAR

I had managed to post pretty consistently after returning from my Christmas break in the US. OK, sure, it was only for 5 weeks, but that’s something when I used to go months without posting. And then I go two and a half weeks without posting. But with good reason. I just returned from a […]

CLIPS: GDP, WMP AND MARKETS

My latest batch of clips will probably seem like gibberish to anyone in the US. First up is a story I reported before going back to the US for Christmas that just came out on Thursday online. The glamorously named asset class that is wealth management products (WMPs) might be thought of as the Chinese equivalent of […]

TRAVELOGUE: MONEY AND THE COUNTRYSIDE

Children and small dogs share a strong resemblance when they vomit. As adorable two-year-old Yiyi dribbled curdled milk out of his mouth all over his mother, his dumbfounded I-have-no-idea-what-is-happening-to-me strongly resembled a white lap dog I had once seen in New York City’s Morningside Heights neighborhood, similarly letting out sludge with minimal force onto the […]

JOURNAL: SPITE AND “FACTORY GIRLS”

For an early career journalist, a fair amount of my motivation comes from spite. First, it was spite for all those kids in J-school with their curated internships and professors who told them they were special gifts to the world of media, at least more special than a non-journalism kid like me. Those feelings mostly […]

REPORTING NOTES FOR LABOR 2.0

My latest cover story on the future of Chinese labor involved unprecedented field research on my part during my time at China Economic Review. I know I often say that a story was a lot of fun to report, but this was definitively the most fun. (You can view the story here and a related sidebar […]