Alex Frew McMillan
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.
Recent Articles By The Author
I'm in Britain for the first time in years, where it's pretty much business as usual now. The contrast with repressive, quarantine-addicted Hong Kong couldn't be starker.
In response to Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, China has fired missiles over the island and into Japanese waters, and is simulating a military blockade.
Asian markets haven't taken Beijing's bait that the House Speaker's visit to Taiwan is somehow destabilizing the region.
BABA, which is applying for a joint primary listing in Hong Kong just in case, says it will 'strive' to retain its U.S. stock listing.
The strike on home-loan payments could expand to US$355 billion, causing a crisis in confidence for the most-important sector in China's economy.
Beijing regulators are prepping three categories of data security for overseas-listed companies, in the hopes that Chinese companies can remain on Wall Street.
A financially disastrous and embarrassing attack on the tech sector looks to be ending in China, with DiDi Global penalized for data-protection violations.
The measure that is aimed at aiding U.S. semiconductor producers as they compete with foreign chipmakers still has hurdles to clear.