I’ve been living in and writing about China since 2005. My work has largely centred on Chinese youth culture and the arts, looking to tell humanising, community-focused stories and help build greater — but not uncritical — understanding of a complex, rapidly changing country.
My writing has appeared in publications such as The Wire, Associated Press, the Financial Times, Courier, and the South China Morning Post.
I have interviewed dozens of Chinese musicians, artists and entrepreneurs, as well as international stars such as Justin Bieber, Keith Richards and Kanye West.
I was previously managing editor at Time Out Shanghai and RADII, have sub-edited for publishers including Condé Nast, and helped copy edit a number of books on China.
I have acted as an advisor on China-related projects for Warner Music Group, AEG Live, Diageo, Hilton Hotels and more. I have also spoken about music and entertainment in China on primetime BBC Five Live and BBC World Service shows.