I am a freelance reporter based in Hong Kong. I write for the New York Times, Washington Post, South China Morning Post, CityLab, Quartz, and other publications.
Below is a list of some recent work. For a more complete selection, check out my portfolio.
The New York Times
After a Dip, Hong Kong Real Estate Again Eyes the Stratosphere
Public Housing for Some, Instagram Selfie Backdrop for Others
The Last Days of a Hong Kong Street for Singing Your Heart Out
Could a Colonial-Era Golf Course Solve Hong Kong’s Housing Woes?
Why Laundromats are the Hot New Place to Hang Out in Hong Kong
The Washington Post
Trumpian rhapsody: Hong Kong opera takes on ping-pong, China and the long red tie
What does Year of the Pig have in store for Trump? Feng shui masters offer clues.
Hong Kong government tries to make an example of a small opposition party
Are alleys the new frontier of D.C.’s housing market?
What city bus systems can tell us about race, poverty, and us.
This D.C. home-cleaning service pays its employees a living wage of $16 per hour. Will it catch on?
Pups and public space: What D.C.’s dog parks say about the changing city
Across D.C., a resurgence of the small neighborhood grocery store.
South China Morning Post
Trail Mix: a weekly column on trail running and the great outdoors.
Topics covered include: Hong Kong’s great urban outdoors, the realities of running while female, the emotions of finish lines, workouts and work culture, running through mountains of pain.
The Adventure Trail : a bi-weekly podcast on trail running & the outdoors
How is Hong Kong out-gunning U.S., U.K. and Italy at the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc?
Are there too many trail races in Hong Kong?
The HK4TUC’s radical solution for gender diversity in trail running: One man for every woman on 298 ultramarathon
KFC turns to the image of a Communist hero to support its massive China expansion
The second Trump-Kim summit is another capitalism field trip for Kim Jong Un
Ships full of Teslas are racing toward China, fueled by trade-war fears
The latest frontier of China’s mobile payments boom is prisons
Why Hong Kong, a concrete jungle, is a trail runner’s dream
In the aftermath of a super typhoon, Hong Kong races to save its century-old banyans
A part of Hong Kong is effectively becoming part of mainland Chinese territory
Why Hong Kong Is Claiming Golf Greens for New Housing
The Case for Architecture Classes in Schools
Hong Kong’s Pedestrian Mecca Gets the Axe
Columbia Journalism Review
The erosion of Hong Kong’s free press
Hong Kong has a cum problem