After a quarter of a century covering China and Taiwan as a journalist, Benjamin Lim turns author in his latest book, “Taking China’s Pulse.” Touching on subjects ranging from Taiwan’s political history to Xi Jinping’s political rise and his rivals, Ben offers a unique account of some of the underlying factors in China’s shifting global role under the Xi administration.
“Taking China’s Pulse” is in Chinese and available in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. You can read his YCW interview here: https://www.youngchinawatchers.com/voices-on-china-benjamin-lim-north-asia-specialist-correspondent-reuters/
We invite Benjamin Lim, North Asia Specialist Correspondent at Thomson Reuters to discuss.
Ben joined Reuters in 1991, serving as Taipei bureau chief from 2000 to 2002 and Beijing bureau chief from 2008 to 2010. Having broken some of the biggest news stories out of China, Ben won the Reuters Scoop of the Year award in 2007 for correctly predicting the new line-up of the Chinese Communist Party’s Politburo Standing Committee three weeks before the official announcement. Ben was also named Reuters Reporter of the Year in 2011, and shared Reuters Reporting Team of the Year with the Hong Kong bureau in 2014. Ben’s latest book, “把脈中國：對習近平的第一手觀察” (“Taking China’s Pulse”), was released in January 2016.