The November 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:
Borders: Those quirky lines on the map that carve up our planet’s landmasses, serving as administrative barriers and dividing nations and peoples. As a child, I grew up in a suburb of Vancouver that is located just a stone’s throw from the border separating Washington state, in the US, with the Canadian province of British Columbia. But it wasn’t until my university years, and a trip overland through the northern portion of Central America, that I developed a deep fascination with borders. It truly is amazing how people’s lives in one country can be so different from their neighbors’ just a few hundred meters away, on the other side of an international border.
With this in mind, I have spent the past several months preparing the cover story for our November issue – a look at the frontier regions of China and life on either side of the border. On pages 34-43, we explore the PRC’s borders with Mongolia, North Korea, Laos and Pakistan. Assembling this month’s cover story was an eye-opening experience for myself and I hope you also find it informative and interesting.
Now, closer to home: Voting concluded late last month in our annual That’s Food & Drink Awards. I want to take a moment to thank everyone that voted and to remind readers that our epic awards ceremonies in Guangzhou and Shenzhen will be happening this month! Trust me when I say these are two parties you do not want to miss.
I’ll conclude this month’s note by offering a personal thanks to Tristan Sapp, who is responsible for creating this issue’s fantastic cover image.
Until next month,