The people of Hong Kong are fighting a very courageous battle against very long odds. Meanwhile, people in Shanghai live well under a Faustian bargain with the CCP.
While much of China remains poor, some cities are now on par with EU levels.
Scott Tong’s quest to find a place that may no longer even exist: The ancestral Tong family village–Fu Ma Ying.
Shanzhai: The disruptive potential of innovation from below.
The dynamism of China’s economy owes much to small-scale entrepreneurship.
Informal markets are telltale symbols of the modernity brewing in Shanghai.
An English village knock-off serves the ritual of the modern Chinese wedding.
Shanghai envisions itself as the world’s next great cultural hub, a key site of China’s “soft power.”
The Potemkin Village that is Shanghai reflects China’s love of show.