The more I travel in small-town China, the more I miss India and the more I marvel at India.
Technically, the small Chinatown concept is not always correct to describe the places I’ve been. But I can’t stop using the phrase because the biggest Chinese boomtowns with multibillion-dollar GDPs seem confined to a small world. Read more
In small towns with big wide roads and markets flaunting fake Armani as street fashion, who would notice the acquisition of a refrigerator? But this humble appliance could be China’s most curious household asset sold for the sake of the recession. Read more
My week began with a 30-steel-storey fire across my street and a visit to China’s countryside in a bus led by police cars flashing red lights and halting highway traffic until we passed.
Life in China often feels like living in a well-directed reality show. Your senses stay on alert to try and distinguish between the spontaneous and the staged. Read more