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Wade Shepard

Wade Shepard

Wade Shepard spends his time traveling around Asia reporting on emerging markets, technological developments, and urbanization as seen from the ground, with a strong focus on new cities, China’s tech ecosystem, and the emerging new trade routes between China and Europe. He regularly contributes to Forbes, the South China Morning Post, and Tech in Asia, and is the author of Ghost Cities of China: The Story of Cities Without People in the World’s Most Populated Country, a book which explores the peculiar nuances of China’s urbanization movement.

Bangladesh's Deep Sea Port Problem
June 07, 2016
Bangladesh's Deep Sea Port Problem
China, Japan, and India are all competing to build Dhaka's first deep sea port.
Bangladesh's Deep Sea Port Problem
China's Jewel in the Heart of the Indian Ocean
May 09, 2016
China's Jewel in the Heart of the Indian Ocean
The Colombo Port City project was conceived by Sri Lanka, but is now an almost 100 percent Chinese undertaking.
China's Jewel in the Heart of the Indian Ocean
Khorgos: Where East Meets West
April 01, 2016
Khorgos: Where East Meets West
Kazakhstan and China hope to make Khorgos Eastern Gate the new crossroads of Eurasia.
Khorgos: Where East Meets West
The Complex Impact of Urbanization in Xinjiang
December 16, 2015
The Complex Impact of Urbanization in Xinjiang
There’s a logic to China’s urbanization scheme, but its social and cultural impacts are complex.
The Complex Impact of Urbanization in Xinjiang
The Truth About China’s Ghost Cities
October 29, 2015
The Truth About China’s Ghost Cities
The same process that produces currently underpopulated new areas has created some of the world’s most successful cities
The Truth About China’s Ghost Cities
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