Wade Shepard

Wade Shepard is the author of Ghost Cities of China and is currently working on a book about China’s efforts to build trade ties with Europe and central Asia along the “New Silk Road.” He writes for Reuters, Forbes, CityMetric, the South China Morning Post, The Diplomat, and many other publications, and blogs at Vagabond Journey.

An 'Aerotropolis' Grows Near Zhengzhou

The Chinese city’s airport-driven development strategy capitalizes on the “economy of speed.”