What’s it like to be a reporter covering China? How do journalists cut through the noise and report beyond press releases and official data to discover the truth about the world’s second-biggest economy? Find out how they tell the story of how wealth, technology, and globalization are transforming the lives of 1.4 billion people. We are delighted to have Jamil Anderlini, Asia Editor at the Financial Times; Neil Gough, Business Reporter at the New York Times; and Juliana Liu, Hong Kong Correspondent at BBC News join us to share their insights and experiences, biggest highlights and greatest challenges.
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We invite Jamil Anderlini (Asia Editor at Financial Times), Neil Gough (Business Reporter at The New York Times) and Juliana Liu (Hong Kong Correspondent at BBC News) to discuss.
Jamil Anderlini is Asia Editor at the Financial Times, responsible for all FT coverage in the region. He has worked for the paper since 2007. Prior to joining the FT he worked as Beijing business correspondent for the South China Morning Post and Chief Editor of the China Economic Review.
Neil Gough writes about business, companies, markets, finance and economics in China and around Asia for The New York Times, and is based in Hong Kong. Before joining The Times, and what was then the International Herald Tribune, in 2012, he spent seven years as a business writer for the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. Prior to that he reported for four years for Time Magazine, also from Hong Kong. He speaks Mandarin and basic Cantonese.
In 2015, Gough was part of a team of reporters that won the award for international breaking news from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, for coverage of the Chinese internet company Alibaba. Also in 2015, the same coverage won the award for excellence in business reporting from the Society of Publishers in Asia, or SOPA. Over the years Gough has received more than 10 other awards from SOPA and the Hong Kong Newspaper Society.
Juliana Liu is Hong Kong Correspondent at BBC News. She began her journalism career as a reporter and editor for the Stanford Daily, the campus newspaper of Stanford University. In 2001, she joined Reuters as a graduate trainee, based in London, Singapore and Colombo, where she covered the civil war. Then she spent three years in Beijing writing about politics, general news and technology. Eventually, she caught the broadcasting bug and joined BBC News, based in Singapore. From there, she travelled throughout Asia as a business reporter and did several long-term stints in London and New York.
Liu became the BBC’s Hong Kong correspondent in 2012. Covering Occupy Central whilst 8.5 months pregnant has been Liu’s most memorable assignment so far. In addition to her journalistic work, she is also an active volunteer at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Hong Kong, where she serves as the first vice-president and a member of its board of directors.