Mark Andrews
Straits Times, Telegraph, South China Morning Post, Silkroad

I'm a freelance writer based in Shanghai, China. Mainly I write for magazines and newspapers around the world. My articles have appeared in publications such as the Times, Telegraph, South China Morning Post, Straits Times, Sydney Morning Herald, American Way, Blue Wings, Silkroad, Open Skies, Hemispheres, Jetstar, Tiger Tales, Selamta, Serendib, British Heritage, Auto Express, Metropolis, and the Japan Times. I am available for commission and usually supply pictures to accompany my articles.

A member of the British Guild of Travel Writers. Finalist in 2019 for the BGTW Photographer of the Year. Finalist in 2020 for the Specialist Travel Feature of the Year award.

For a full picture of my work please see my website which has articles stretching back to 2000

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  • Stories
    14 Dec 2021

    For decades, Yunnan has fascinated many a curious traveller with its rolling landscapes, ethnic melting pot and conviviality at every turn. From the jewel that is Shangri-La to Kunming and Dali, we...
    21 Jun 2021

    A look at the market for plant-based meat in the Chinese market. Who are the companies involved, why is it such a boom and who is buying
    20 Dec 2020

    Makers of vegan meat hope to break into the Chinese market, but in a country where meat consumption has long been a symbol of wealth, convincing consumers is an uphill battle
    04 Dec 2020

    I'm sipping champagne atop the Hyatt on the Bund hotel, staring out across the multibillion-pound Shanghai skyline. There's a slight autumnal chill in the air, but it's invigorating rather than
    13 Oct 2020

    2020 seems an unlikely year for the emergence of any new industry, yet this is exactly what has happened in Hong Kong, where there are now locally produced CBD food and drink products
    29 Jun 2020

    The Future of Shopping.

    Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business Knowledge

    A look at Hema Xiansheng (Freshippo) the online offline hybrid supermarket from Alibaba and how it is revolutionising food shopping in China
    03 Jun 2020

    You don't have to hop on a plane to find incredible places in China, lots of them lie just a short train ride from Shanghai. I did an update to an existing article and am credited in the boilerplate
    02 May 2020

    Pancakes and retrievers will set you on the right course, says Mark Andrews Step 1: This is by far the most important step and cannot be skipped. I recommend you allocate in the region of half your…...
    25 Mar 2020

    By way of some of Shanghai's best known tourist attraction a look at how the city is now emerging on the other side of the coronavirus crisis
    21 Jan 2020

    Think Laotian food all tastes the same as its better-known next-door neighbours? These 5 distinctive dishes will make you think again
    11 Nov 2019

    The battle between Starbucks and Luckin Coffee for China's rapidly growing coffee market
    02 Nov 2019

    Five-star Wonder

    A look at Shanghai's subterranean hotel the InterContinental Shanghai
    11 Oct 2019

    Fifty years after The Beatles released Abbey Road, the London of the Fab Four retains a sensation of the Swinging Sixties in the places associated with their music and lives.. Read more at...
    01 Aug 2019

    Tokyo Calling!

    Article looking at Tokyo highlights and why now with the Rugby World Cup from September and next year's Olympics make it a great time to visit. Article appeared in Serendib the magazine of Sri Lankan...
    17 Jul 2019

    Dining options range from a 'Chinese hamburger' to cold noodles perfect for summer, and a honey rice cake on a stick
    08 Jul 2019

    What to eat in Xi'an. Looks at some of the dishes that should not be missed in this city that was once the start of the fabled Silk Road
    14 Jun 2019

    Hungry for Profits

    CKGSB Knowledge

    Article looking at China's food delivery business (waimai), what it is, how it works and the problems it faces. In particular it looks at Meituan in relation to its IPO last year
    05 Feb 2019

    Food for Good Luck

    Going Places (Malaysian Airlines)

    Article tied into Chinese New Year looking at how a lot of the food around the world that is thought to be Chinese food actually isn't so Chinese
    01 Feb 2019

    Food for Good Luck

    Going Places (Malaysian Airlines)

    A look at some of the foods that people will be eating to celebrate Chinese New Year around the world that are not so Chinese as they think!
    23 Jan 2019

    Discovering Bourdain's Lost Shanghai

    World Travel Magazine

    Article looking at the Lost Plate Shanghai food tour which goes to places that the late Anthony Bourdain would have approved of