MappedIn’s Global Moves

October 28, 2017 Andrew Chin

What started out as a weekend project at University of Waterloo’s Velocity program has turned into one of Canada’s most dynamic tech companies. With recent deals with Apple and America’s largest real estate investment trust, Simon Property Group, wayfinding software creators MappedIn is poised to go global. Published in Waterloo Region Record’s Technology Spotlight 2017 magazine on October 28, 2017.

Dejero Broadcasts Intention to Ramp Up Growth

October 28, 2017 Andrew Chin

By blending wired and wireless cellular networks to ensure online connectivity, Dejero has transformed broadcast newsrooms across North America. With new CEO Bruce Anderson on board, the Waterloo company is looking to ambitiously grow by building their international network and continuing to innovate with a new suite of products. Published in Waterloo Region Record’s Technology Spotlight 2017 magazine on October 28, 2017.

That’s Shanghai Archives (2013-2017)

April 17, 2017 Andrew Chin

Through its monthly magazine and constantly up-to-date website, That’s Shanghai is the authoritative guide to what’s happening in Shanghai. From 2013-2017, I served as National Arts Editor covering the music, theater, dance, art, film and literary scenes in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen for That’s Shanghai, That’s Beijing and That’s PRD. Full archives including features on the Royal Shakespeare Company, Linkin Park, Yayoi Kusama and more available here.

Guide to the 2017 Shanghai International Literary Festival

March 1, 2017 Andrew Chin

This March 2017 cover story for That’s Shanghai is devoted to the 2017 Shanghai International Literary Festival with Amy Tan reflecting on her impact on Asian-American lit, Duncan Clarke discussing Alibaba’s rise to China’s e-commerce giant and Mei Zhang on the culinary treasures of her hometown of Dali.

Behind China’s Great Amusement Park Gold Rush

July 1, 2016 Andrew Chin

For the cover story of the July 2016 issues of That’s Shanghai and That’s PRD, China’s burgeoning amusement park scene is explored with features on the opening of Shanghai Disney, China’s richest man Wang Jianlin’s grandiose plans to battle Mickey and a list of upcoming projects from Universal Beijing to Hello Kitty Anji.

Next Yao Ming won’t come from ‘fairydust,’ says NBA chief

October 14, 2015 Andrew Chin

In Shanghai for the 2015 Global Games exhibition game, NBA commissioner Adam Silver discusses, in an exclusive interview, the league’s efforts to develop China’s next great player through programs like the CBA training center in Dongguan and the NBA Yao Basketball Club afterschool programme. Published by AFP on October 14, 2015.

NFL is Back and Bigger than Ever in China with 30 Events Scheduled Across 11 Cities

August 19, 2015 Andrew Chin

After one of the most exciting match-ups in Super Bowl history, the National Football League (NFL) is weeks away from kicking off their season and embarking on the road to Super Bowl 50. This August, America’s most popular sport picks up again in China with a host of offline initiatives, 30 NFL events scheduled across 11 cities over 57 days, and more NFL games airing in the country than ever. This press release was released and distributed by Dragon Media on August 19, 2015 on behalf of National Football League (NFL) China.

Favourites fall at Cup of China

November 9, 2014 Andrew Chin

It was an unpredictable final day at the 2014 Cup of China in Shanghai with three winners capturing their first ISU Grand Prix titles and an unforeseen collision between world champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan and last year’s winner Yan Han of China during their warm-up skate. Filed for AFP on November 9, 2014.

The Sports Issue: How the NBA Wooed China

October 1, 2014 Andrew Chin

To coincide with a huge sports month in Shanghai, the cover story for the October 2014 issue of That’s Shanghai includes a look at how the NBA was able to capitalize on China’s decades long love for basketball to become the most popular sports league in the country plus interviews with Yao Ming, Rory McIlroy and US Open tennis champ Marin Cilić.