Living in a squalid subdivided flat is a miserable experience for SCMP reporter

We've all heard about the miserable lives of people in subdivided flats. But Joanna Chiu decided to go further. She realised she could only really understand the problem by moving in herself


Joanna Chiu

Joanna Chiu

Joanna Chiu is a contributor to Goldthread. She's been based out of Beijing and Hong Kong as a foreign correspondent covering social issues, politics and culture in China for AFP and DPA, and has written for outlets like The Economist, Foreign Policy, South China Morning Post, Quartz, and Mashable, among others. She is the chair of NüVoices, an editorial collective celebrating the work of women writers and creators on China subjects.