Bryan Galvan

Bryan Michael Galvan is a freelance journalist based in Hong Kong, specialising in business and China coverage.
Bryan Galvan
Bryan Michael Galvan is a freelance journalist based in Hong Kong, specialising in business and China coverage.

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Is soy good or bad for health? From tofu to Impossible Burgers, common concerns addressed

As the popularity of soy products has increased, so too has the scrutiny they find themselves under. We examine three areas: the effects of plant oestrogen, growing herbicide use and the nutritional value of ‘future foods’.

21 Aug 2019 - 7:58PM

As the popularity of soy products has increased, so too has the scrutiny they find themselves under. We examine three areas: the effects of plant oestrogen, growing herbicide use and the nutritional value of ‘future foods’.

Is soy good or bad for health? From tofu to Impossible Burgers, common concerns addressed
Art and science merge at Hong Kong festival: mind-controlled movies, artificial typhoons and musical biology

‘The Moment’, a sci-fi feature that changes scenes depending on audience brain activity, is just one highlight of Hong Kong’s upcoming Spark festival that blends science and the arts.

6 Jan 2019 - 8:46PM

‘The Moment’, a sci-fi feature that changes scenes depending on audience brain activity, is just one highlight of Hong Kong’s upcoming Spark festival that blends science and the arts.

Art and science merge at Hong Kong festival: mind-controlled movies, artificial typhoons and musical biology
70 years of painting in Hong Kong: artist Brian Tilbrook’s journey from realism to abstract art

Tilbrook, a Briton who has lived in Hong Kong since 1965, enjoyed much success as a realist painter until he found himself thinking ‘of what came from within me’ and adopted a semi-abstract style in the 1990s.

5 Jan 2019 - 5:51PM

Tilbrook, a Briton who has lived in Hong Kong since 1965, enjoyed much success as a realist painter until he found himself thinking ‘of what came from within me’ and adopted a semi-abstract style in the 1990s.

70 years of painting in Hong Kong: artist Brian Tilbrook’s journey from realism to abstract art
2019 China science look-ahead: from moon landing to an AI arms race, four things to expect in the year ahead

The Chang’e four lunar module is poised to land on the dark side of the moon, and China’s giant space telescope will formally begin operating this year; the country is also likely to step up efforts to develop its AI capabilities

1 Jan 2019 - 8:26PM

The Chang’e four lunar module is poised to land on the dark side of the moon, and China’s giant space telescope will formally begin operating this year; the country is also likely to step up efforts to develop its AI capabilities

2019 China science look-ahead: from moon landing to an AI arms race, four things to expect in the year ahead
The future of gene editing: ending disease or creating super-soldiers or a master race? Why rules are needed

Chinese scientist He Jiankui’s intentions in creating world’s first genetically modified human babies were ostensibly good, but fellow scientists think it inevitable people will seek to use it for self-enhancement.

31 Dec 2018 - 7:40PM

Chinese scientist He Jiankui’s intentions in creating world’s first genetically modified human babies were ostensibly good, but fellow scientists think it inevitable people will seek to use it for self-enhancement.

The future of gene editing: ending disease or creating super-soldiers or a master race? Why rules are needed
Transformers as you’ve never seen them before in Bumblebee, director promises

Travis Knight, director of sixth instalment in Hollywood blockbuster franchise, set out to ‘understand these transformers’ in film, a prequel set in 1987; producer hopeful of repeating success of previous Transformer films in China market

13 Dec 2018 - 7:27PM

Travis Knight, director of sixth instalment in Hollywood blockbuster franchise, set out to ‘understand these transformers’ in film, a prequel set in 1987; producer hopeful of repeating success of previous Transformer films in China market

Transformers as you’ve never seen them before in Bumblebee, director promises
Before gene-edited babies, how Chinese scientists created super-strong dogs … and autistic monkeys

Before gene-edited babies, Chinese scientists had tinkered with animals’ genomes – to give them human disorders they wished to study, or useful attributes such as the ability to run faster.

30 Nov 2018 - 5:48PM

Before gene-edited babies, Chinese scientists had tinkered with animals’ genomes – to give them human disorders they wished to study, or useful attributes such as the ability to run faster.

Before gene-edited babies, how Chinese scientists created super-strong dogs … and autistic monkeys
Artistic freedom in Hong Kong: self-censorship, culture of fear growing, creatives say

A number of politically oriented artists in Hong Kong are turning to activism to ward off threats to their freedom of speech, but there are still those who remain confidence in artists’ ability to express themselves.

29 Nov 2018 - 3:54PM

A number of politically oriented artists in Hong Kong are turning to activism to ward off threats to their freedom of speech, but there are still those who remain confidence in artists’ ability to express themselves.

Artistic freedom in Hong Kong: self-censorship, culture of fear growing, creatives say
Not just Dolce & Gabbana: five other brands that riled Chinese with fashion and beauty faux pas

Before Dolce & Gabbana’s marketing meltdown in China this week, other fashion and beauty brands, including Balenciaga and Philipp Plein were forced to issue apologies to irate Chinese customers and commenters.

23 Nov 2018 - 11:34PM

Before Dolce & Gabbana’s marketing meltdown in China this week, other fashion and beauty brands, including Balenciaga and Philipp Plein were forced to issue apologies to irate Chinese customers and commenters.

Not just Dolce & Gabbana: five other brands that riled Chinese with fashion and beauty faux pas
Friends become family: how US expats abroad celebrate Thanksgiving

They may be thousands of miles away from home but US expats still know how to have a good Thanksgiving, where mixed cultures can lead to some interesting menu items.

21 Nov 2018 - 6:15PM

They may be thousands of miles away from home but US expats still know how to have a good Thanksgiving, where mixed cultures can lead to some interesting menu items.

Friends become family: how US expats abroad celebrate Thanksgiving
From nuclear fusion to human gene splicing: five Chinese tech innovations that could have a negative impact

As China shows its technical prowess, some warn of the potential downsides from innovations such as smart ID cards that control social behaviour, and a bike sharing industry that has left thousands of bikes in junk piles around the nation.

17 Nov 2018 - 6:12AM

As China shows its technical prowess, some warn of the potential downsides from innovations such as smart ID cards that control social behaviour, and a bike sharing industry that has left thousands of bikes in junk piles around the nation.

From nuclear fusion to human gene splicing: five Chinese tech innovations that could have a negative impact
Four ways to enjoy the taste of truffles in Hong Kong – in claypot rice, dumplings ... and ice cream?

You don’t need to pay US$109,000, as Hong Kong’s Li family did for a near-1kg fungus, to savour the exotic taste of truffles this season; try them in Chinese dishes, unseasonal moon cakes, and even in ice cream.

13 Nov 2018 - 1:10PM

You don’t need to pay US$109,000, as Hong Kong’s Li family did for a near-1kg fungus, to savour the exotic taste of truffles this season; try them in Chinese dishes, unseasonal moon cakes, and even in ice cream.

Four ways to enjoy the  taste of truffles in Hong Kong – in claypot rice, dumplings ... and ice cream?
Five ways Black Friday and Cyber Monday differ from Singles' Day

Singles’ Day rings up more sales than Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined, helped by tech such as facial recognition; the speed of sales on Singles’ Day is of a different magnitude – US$1 billion in the first two minutes in 2017

22 Nov 2018 - 1:45PM

Singles’ Day rings up more sales than Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined, helped by tech such as facial recognition; the speed of sales on Singles’ Day is of a different magnitude – US$1 billion in the first two minutes in 2017

Five ways Black Friday and Cyber Monday differ from Singles' Day