Contributor at Forbes. Author: Ghost Cities of China. Other bylines: The Diplomat, Citiscope, SCMP, Reuters. Traveling since 1999, 76 countries. Often in China.

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I am the author of Ghost Cities of China (Zed Books), and I'm currently working on a book about the New Silk Road. I am a regular contributor to the South China Morning Post, and my stories have appeared in Thompson-Reuters, CityMetric, the New Inquiry, Wanderlust Magazine, and many other top pub...

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Aug 14, 2017

@avirvisva Interesting, isn't it? However, SL government has a way of shifting position, so who knows what will happen.

Aug 14, 2017

RT @tresAudrey: I'm currently reading @WadeShepard 's "Ghost Cities of China" & Lauren Groff's "Fates & Furies". #NationalBookLoversDay

Aug 08, 2017

RT @iDanThaiFie: Oops! Just used #OBOR instead of #BRI. I'm out of date. Nice article by @WadeShepard though. Wish I'd read it earli…

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