Chris Horton is a writer, editor, and translator who has been studying or working in China since 1998.

After initially coming to China through the Princeton in Beijing program in 1998, Horton worked as a translator for corporate and NGO clients. He was China Editor at Asia Times in 2003 and Editor of China Economic Review magazine in 2004. In 2005 he founded GoKunming, one of China's largest English-language city-specific websites. Horton has been based in Yunnan province since late 2004.

Last Updated: April 3, 2014



Writing Yunnan a Rubber Check

Chris Horton
Our van stopped at a scenic vista on the contour road where verdant mountains undulated southward toward China’s border with Laos. Stepping out to take some photos, I was overcome by an acrid, unpleasant odor. I asked my local travel partner, Xiao...

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