The December issue of That's PRD is out now, in both paper-and-ink form citywide and digital PDF form on our website. Here, Editor-in-Chief Matthew Bossons introduces the magazine:
It’s been one hell of a year to say the least, particularly for those of us based in China. We’ve seen ‘The Tweeter in Chief’ launch (and pause) a trade war between the world’s two leading economic powers, Fan Bingbing disappear and then reappear (with a major fine to pay) and a record-breaking Singles’ Day haul for Alibaba. Locally, Shenzhen and surrounding areas were hammered by Typhoon Mangkhut and Guangzhou got its first-ever Michelin Guide and lost its place at the top of China’s pedestal of football greatness. For this month’s cover story (page 35), we invite you to take a walk down memory lane with us and look back at the good – and the bad – of 2018.
Also in this issue, we give you five reasons to visit the backwater province of Guizhou (page 22), offer our top 10 Chinese albums of the year (page 30) and suggest some awesome Christmas gifts (page 18).
On a personal note, this month marks my 12th issue as editor-in-chief of That’s PRD. I’d like to finish this editor’s note with a huge thank you to everyone who has contributed over the last year and to my superiors for allowing us to chase the stories we want to write.
From all of us at That’s PRD, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!