The World Tonight

I spoke about Xinjiang and Theresa May’s visit to China on The World Tonight on Radio 4 last night. That segment starts at 12:52.



Generation HK

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I wrote about Ben Bland’s book on activism and identity in Hong Kong for the Financial Times.


Lost Species Day

I wrote about extinction for the LRB Blog. Spare a thought for the thylacine.



China Channel

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The LARB has a new China blog which has lots of good content by people who really know their stuff. I wrote something for a roundtable discussion on Han Song’s story ‘Finished’, a Kafka-esque story about migrant workers.


Prospect piece

Chasing the Chinese Dream

I wrote a piece for Prospect magazine about wealth inequality in China. It offers brief portraits of several people in my new book, Chasing the Chinese Dream.


Katalin Street

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I wrote a piece for 3 a.m. magazine about Magda Szabó.

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