Alec is a French-Dutch sinology student. He has strong affinity for high technology, language, art and culture in general. As an apprentice researcher, he is particularly interested in the consumer revolution and the large-scale urbanization of which China has become the figurative poster child in recent years.
Posts by Alec Schellinx
This Chinese baby is born four years after their parent’s death
In March 2013, five days before Liu Xi and her husband Shen Jie were scheduled for the transplantation of one fertilized embryo into her womb, the young couple died in a car crash. Their untimely death thus put a definitive end to their prospect of building a family. The parents of the deceased couple, however, […]
A next natural landscape of bikes
It was just little over a year ago that bike sharing schemes started to take off in China. Yet in the blink of an eye, millions of bikes painted in vivid colours, popped up in and around the streets of many a Chinese city. With these colourful newcomers flooding a still immature market at an […]