Graham Earnshaw is a businessman, writer and musician with many years of experience in the China world. He is Publisher of China Economic Review, Publisher of Earnshaw Books and Managing Partner of South China Media. He has written a number of books, including the travel guide On Your Own in China (1984), Tales of Old Shanghai (2008) and an account of his continuing walk across China, The Great Walk of China (2010). He translated a novel by Louis Cha into English, which was published by Oxford University Press. He has produced a number of albums of his own songs. He speaks Mandarin and Cantonese fluently, and his English is said to be acceptable.