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Alex Frew McMillan

Alex Frew McMillan is a widely respected and experienced foreign correspondent, having spent more than two decades as a business reporter, feature writer and editor, the last 10 years spent specializing in real-estate coverage. He has worked for some of the most prestigious global media organisations, including CNN, as a business reporter, and Reuters, as the Asia real-estate correspondent.

As a free-lancer, he has written regularly for The New York Times, and is a contributor to TheStreet.com and Forbes. He has also written the occasional piece for publications such as The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, The Australian, the Economist Intelligence Unit and CNBC.

He covered the September 11, 2001 attacks for CNN, writing the first reaction to the disaster from governments around the world, and wrote a series of well-regarded stories about greater China’s property slowdown for Reuters. His real-estate coverage has explained the importance of property trends for institutional investors as well as for individual property owners. He also covered the hedge-fund industry for six years and has focused on alternative as well as personal finance.

Since moving to Hong Kong from New York City 15 years ago, he has devoted himself to coverage of Asia, writing magazine stories and analysis pieces for Asian Investor, the South China Morning Post and the Straits Times, as well as many magazines. He has also made numerous appearances on both television and radio to discuss his work.

With a South African father and British mother, he took up a Morehead Scholarship to study in the United States, one of the best-known merit scholarships in the country, offered to candidates considered to have leadership potential.

He graduated with a degree in Journalism and English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with honors and distinction, and serves as co-chairman of the university's alumni association in Hong Kong. Besides reporting, he is also an avid tennis player, snowboarder and scuba diver, and is a PADI-certified divemaster.

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Recent Articles By The Author

'The End of Hong Kong' in New Treason Law

Beijing has given up playing the game of pretending that Hong Kong is governing itself. You could potentially be charged under the city's new national-security law.

Taiwan's Tsai Takes Office With Praise From Pompeo

It's time for greater recognition of Taiwan as the independent state that it is, and time to push China on that front instead of trade.

New Hostilities Over Huawei Threaten Collateral Damage for U.S. Techs

Apple, Qualcomm, Cisco and Boeing are all named in the firing line as China prepares defenses against U.S. Commerce Department attack.

Now Is Not the Time to Take China to Task on Trade

Why not push China on Taiwan, Xinjiang and Hong Kong, with Australia among the unusually frank voices chiding China? The trade deal will have to wait.

Japan Can't Get Its Casino Act Together, as Las Vegas Sands Walks Away

The surprise abandonment of a Japan project by Las Vegas Sands is just the latest indication of how red tape is turning suitors away.

Disneyland Demonstrates Theme Park Post-Virus Life in Shanghai

With the first of Disney's 6 theme parks back open in Shanghai, will business get back to normal in the world that Walt built?

Unit of Korea's LG Chem Faces Homicide Complaint Over Indian Plant Gas Leak

A styrene leak allegedly killed a dozen people near a major port in India, yet the shares of the chemical plant's owner barely budged in response.

Chinese Investors Doubt Trump's Talk Over Virus 'Proof'

If the U.S. has evidence that a lab accident caused Covid-19, fine. Let's see it. Chinese shares recovered from a trade war hiccup after their holiday.

China Reopens for Tourism Amid Renewal of Tensions With U.S.

Stocks in Hong Kong sold off on Monday while China enjoys a five-day weekend, a Labour Day with its roots in a U.S. riot.

Is Asia Emerging from the Covid-19 Crisis?

Hong Kong and South Korea are notable success stories. But India's travails appear to be only beginning, a path other underdeveloped nations may follow.

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