Author Archives: Andrew McIntyre

About Andrew McIntyre

Andrew McIntyre is Deputy Editor for U.S.-China Today. He received a B.A. (Music) from Emory University and an M.M. (Music Theory) from University of Massachusetts Amherst. He has previously taught at Tangshan Oriental Bilingual School, Communication University of China, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. He is currently a Dean’s Scholar, Teaching Assistant, and M.A. student (Print Journalism) at University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

BGI-Shenzhen subsidiary to buy U.S. competitor for $117.6 million

Earlier this summer, Forbes, building on comments a U.S. Commerce Department official made in Nanjing, wrote that “China will be the big Asian investor buying up pieces of America’s landscape, natural resources and companies.” Last month, the Los Angeles Times wrote … Continue reading

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Hong Kong and Janus: Looking backward and forward

After experiencing the marvel that is the Hong Kong transportation system, I never dreamed Hong Kong transit would have or could have gotten any more efficient during my short stay in town.  Trains rolling into stations literally seconds after the … Continue reading

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The hottest card in town for journalists

The business card, an essential for Hong Kong journalists. Photo courtesy of erwinkarim (Creative Commons) Dui bu qi Discover. Apologies American Express. Very sorry Visa. The hottest card in Hong Kong for journalists is the business – not credit – … Continue reading

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Navigating airline delays: A PR perspective

As I sit in the Hong Kong airport on a drizzly Thursday morning awaiting my flight to Kunming, I’m reminded of my last flight to mainland China–a flight that was to be a mere three hours up the coast of … Continue reading

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798 and Ai Weiwei: Where do we go from here?

Beijing’s 798 district is an area like no other in Beijing.  In a city that is becoming increasingly more and more defined by high-rise apartment and office buildings, areas like 798—an old factory district that has retained the name of … Continue reading

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Reporting notebook: Hong Kong’s International Airport

I recently did some interviews from the Hong Kong International Airport.  While I won’t here mention the specifics of the reporting, I’ll take this opportunity to discuss my impressions of reporting from the (soon to be embarking on a third … Continue reading

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Casinos take to the water in Macau: Story brief and reporter notes

MACAU — Best known for its manifold indoor gambling options, Macau showcased its casinos on the water this weekend, as part of the city’s three-day International Dragon Boat Races.  As the 22-person boats backed out of the docks and made … Continue reading

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Shark fin soup’s days may be numbered

Shark fins, long a delicacy in China that have brought in up to $300 per pound according to Treehugger, may be on the out in Hong Kong.  A recent survey of 1,000 Hong Kong residents found that 78% of respondents … Continue reading

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U.S. senators look to Hong Kong on green energy

Gary Locke recently said that the United States needs a green energy plan at the national level, and it appears that U.S. lawmakers are listening. Senator Harry Reid is in Hong Kong this week to discuss, among other things, alternative … Continue reading

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2011 a big year for Mahler, Hong Kong

For those of us who treasure classical music–particulary the works of the mid and late 19th century Romantic giants–century celebrations abound.  First it was the 2010 celebrations: Schumann turned 200 and Chopin turned 200. And the celebrations continue in 2011. … Continue reading

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