Journalism by Mark Andrews
Published articles that have appeared in magazines, newspapers or online.
DirectIndustry. Greening China’s Construction Industry.
A look at how China is trying to green its construction industry in an attempt to reduce carbon emissions.
Time Out. These incredible urban farms are showing us how to make food better.
How urban farms are part of the solution to feeing a growing population in a sustainable manner. Farms from N. America, Europe and Asia show the future.
Smart Shanghai. Unravelling the History and Music of Shanghai Band Hogchoker.
Hogchoker talk about their new album, their influences and their history.
CKGSB Knowledge. Navigating the World.
Navigating the World. By Mark AndrewsCheung Kong Graduate School of Business Knowledge. Fall 2020How China’s global navigation system, BeiDou, is challenging the major satellite systems of Galileo, GLONASS and GPSChina recently joined an elite group by launching its...
Great Escape Publishing. What a Broken Computer Taught Me About Writing.
How a broken computer taught me to work in short bursts and maximise the use of time. It’s surprising how much you can achieve in 30 minutes.
Great Escape Publishing. Easy Steps To Landing Your First Byline As A Travel Writer.
How getting a travel article to write is often about connecting the dots in the right order as featured in The Right Way to Travel e-newsletter.
Great Escape Publishing. Two Great Reasons To Submit Photos To The Alamy Stock Agency
Two minutes is all it took. I needed the pictures anyway for an article. Just a few carefully-constructed shots of the dumplings.
Alpha Men Asia. The Fighter Pilot Turned Entertainment Visionary
Mark Andrews meets martini maestro and design guru Ben Woods, who is on a mission to empower – and imbibe – the next generation of middle-class Chinese.
Blue Wings. Underground Farmers.
Article about how some urban farmers are using abandoned underground structurers to grow their crops.
Blue Wings. Rolling the Electric Way.
Article about why China is leading the world with sales of electric cars.
South China Morning Post. Chinese Instruments Tug at a Canadian’s Heartstrings
Canadian erhu master on his love of China’s stringed instruments and how ditching the violin made him a better musician
South China Morning Post. Why a former Red Guard now saves Chinese antiques and uses his collection to educate young people.
Why a former Red Guard now saves Chinese antiques and uses his collection to educate young people
Great Escape Publishing. Racking up Bylines.
How you always need to check racks in bookshops and newsagents for new magazines and newspapers in whichever English speaking country you visit.
Great Escape Publishing. How to Write Winning Travel Stories that Editors (and Readers) will Love.
How to write better travel stories so as to please both your editor and readers.
South China Morning Post. Book review: War for China’s Wallet
Shaun Rein’s third China book distils complicated ideas for easy reading with dialogues and case studies in each chapter, but he only quotes privileged and top-tier individuals and the book suffers from bad editing
Travel Writers Café. How to double or triple your income from each article.
How to double or triple your income from each article.By Mark AndrewsTravel Writers Café. September Bonus 2017Article looks at how to use foreign markets to resell your articles and so make more money from the research and effort.As the article is premium content for...
South China Morning Post. After the Gold Rush.
How Chinese gold miners helped build New Zealand and how discrimination drove them away
Skin Deep. Journey to the East.
How Shanghai based tattoo master Just Shao is attracting foreigners who want to study under him
International Living. Earning $870 for a Day of Photography in Beijing.
Article about how I earnt $870 (equivalent) in one day from two photography assignments at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show.
Great Escape Publishing. Travel Writing Hack To Maximize The Income From Your Trips.
Article about how to maximise earnings and benefits from trips so as to make a living from writing.
Travel Writer’s Café. May Roadmap – Writing for In-flight Magazines
Outline on how to write for airline inflight magazines provided as premium content for the Travel Writer’s Café.
Sixth Tone. Foreign Disciples Flock to Shanghai Tattoo Master.
A Shanghai studio of skin and ink is attracting a steady stream of apprentices enthralled with the owner’s signature biomechanical style.
Great Escape Publishing. Pitching at a higher octave.
Article about how to pitch with better success using a few pro tips to get editors to respond.Article about how to pitch with better success using a few pro tips to get editors to respond.
Great Escape Publishing. Reader Success Stories To Help You Sell More Photos.
An article featuring me and how I have added photography to my writing and the benefits it has brought me.
Great Escape Publishing. A day in the life of a freelance travel writer.
An article looking at how I manage my time on a typical day as a freelance travel writer.
The Right Way to Travel. A two-letter tip for cutting your writing time in half.
How the use of two letters can save you from losing time to the Internet and make your writing more productive.
Sixth Tone. Chinese Craft Brewers Hop to a Different Tune.
Article about the Chinese craft beer industry and in particular how they look after their own, as discovered by one brewer whose brewery burnt down.
Sixth Tone. Electric Road Tripping Hits Speed Bumps in China.
Article looking at how easy or rather how difficult it is currently to make a longer range trip in China with an EV.
Jerusalem Post Magazine. Far East refuge.
Article about how Jewish refugees found sanctuary in Shanghai from war torn Europe. Includes an interview with an Israeli-American born in Shanghai.
Great Escape Publishing. The Easiest Way To Get Published For The First Time.
An easy way to write about places you don’t know so well and also a way of giving your article structure.
City Weekend. Resting their feet.
Community Cover Feature about Shanghai’s Hongkou District and how it served as a safe haven for Jewish refugees from Europe.
Silkroad. Caving in.
Travel article looking at the cave dwellers around Xi’an and their disappearing way of life.
Aggregates Business International. Quarry Report: Shantui Bulldozers’ Mining Mission.
Article about how a coal mine in China’s Shandong Province is using bulldozers from Shantui in their operations.
Shanghai Family. What’s on your wish list?
Some of the best products for babies and toddlers available in Shanghai or coming soon.
Great Escape Publishing. The key to breaking into big magazines is to write small articles.
How to use short “front of book” pieces to break into larger magazines as seen in The Right Way to Travel e-newsletter.
Great Escape Publishing. $770 from one inflight magazine article.
Article about how to make money as a freelance travel writer. It is all about limiting expenses and maximising returns.
SEA Globe. Face Value.
Vietnam’s unrelenting belief in the power of rhino horn is causing the animals to be mutilated and driven to extinction. Is there a solution?
Devon Life. A Flotsam Furore.
Article about how the sleepy village I grew up in became international headline news and the aftermath of a shipwreck six years on from the event.
South East Asia Globe. Chugging Along.
How the Asian Development Bank funded rail rehabilitation project aims to give Cambodia a functioning railway system again.
Laowai. Qiandao Lake.
Qiandao Lake harbours its own Atlantis the equally mysteriously named Lion City, a town of submerged Ming Dynasty buildings.
Laowai Magazine. Graying China.
It is Shanghai that points towards the future for China, where in 2050 it is predicted that 450 million people will be over 60 – a third of the citizens.
Laowai Magazine. Adoption in China.
How to adopt a child in China and a look at one family that has adopted two Chinese girls while living Shanghai.
Laowai Magazine. Caring Cambodia.
How tourism in Cambodia is saving the environment and building futures for its disadvantaged.
Laowai Magazine. How to get started.
A practical guide on how to start a business in Shanghai, China and stay legal as a foreigner.
Laowai Magazine. Women in Business.
How female foreign entrepreneurs are finding success starting small and not so small businesses in Shanghai, China.
Laowai Magazine. In the Land of Mink and Money.
Is China really one of the world’s richest and fastest growing markets, or is it just a global legend? Mark Andrews went in search of answers
Rail.co. China’s high speed rail crash – What really happened?
The truth behind the China’s Wenzhou high-speed railway crash that left 40 dead and hundreds injured.
Vertu Select. China, ahoy: big boats are in fashion.
The rapidly growing market in China for yachts and luxury boats as seen at the Shanghai International Boat Show.
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