Articles by Duncan Hewitt

Duncan Hewitt is Shanghai correspondent for Newsweek/IBT Media. He was previously a BBC correspondent in Beijng and Shanghai, and also worked for the BBC World Service in London, focusing on East and Southeast Asia. He studied Chinese at Edinburgh University, and first lived in China in the late 1980s. His book ‘Getting Rich First – Life in a Changing China’ (Vintage UK, 2008) looks at the social changes unleashed by China’s economic reforms. 

Brexit Vote

China’s Elite Fear Brexit

The Chinese government is worried that a Brexit would reduce the EU’s ability to act as a counterbalance to the U.S., and hurt China’s investments in the U.K., the country’s leading newspaper...

Disney’s Great Leap Forward

Disney’s huge new $5.5 billion Shanghai Disneyland aims to defy China’s slowdown and Beijing’s crackdown on Western values, but with family ticket prices close to China’s average monthly wage, it won't be cheap.

Disney Hopes For Magic In Shanghai

CEO Bob Iger said Disney’s first park in mainland China will be “authentically Disney, distinctively Chinese” — and the company is already planning to expand it.
Li Keqiang

Chinese Premier Seeks To Boost Big Data

Li Keqiang said the government should relax its information monopoly to boost the big data industry and cloud computing, but doubts remain, including about Li’s political future.