My name is Sam Bekemans,

I report, record and photograph anything to do with Mainland China and Hong Kong. Lately, I've focused on global environmental issues like plastic pollution and biodiversity loss, always trying to find out what the Chinese perspective is. 

I started out reporting on the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement in 2014 and —after a short stint in London— I moved back here in 2019. I continue to follow the protests as they escalate. 

I also get to speak to some very interesting China experts for the monthly Young China Watchers podcast.