I sent my Steam Radio idea / writing sample earlier today and now wait for the axe to fall. The story is set in Shanghai (a city I know through running The Masks of Nyarlathotep and because I wrote for the unofficial companion for that book regarding China).
Now I've never seen China and may go one day, but I think I can convey the unique feel of such a city during the late 19th Century. It is a place where the Imperial government holds relatively little power. Its power runs through a series of imperial bureaucrat and warlords.
In short, it's a perfect setting setting for a Steampunk or Victoriana adventure!