Peter Hessler is a best-selling author and freelance journalist with extensive experience in China. In this interview, he opens up about his thoughts on the current quality of journalism on China and China’s role in the Middle East. He further shares his advice to journalists covering China at the moment.
As an author and reporter, Angela Köckritz brings stories of everyday China to everyday Germans—both the good and the bad. In this interview, Köckritz shares her thoughts on writing in China, the story of her China’s colleague’s arrest, and contends that citizens of China are going through a profound period of reflection: “People are in the process of soul-searching, trying to find out what they stand for and how they see their own culture.” Read on to discover what else she learned.
Alec Ash, author and founder of “the Anthill,” sees something new and distinct in Chinese millennials: “The only generalization you can make about a group this large is how complex and diverse they are—and that itself is something new, as their parents didn’t really have the opportunity to be different or explore a proper youth culture.” Read on for more about how he attempts to understand China through a different lens: stories, individuals, and literature.
Mei Fong is a Malaysian author and journalist. After attaining a master’s in International Affairs at Columbia University, she joined the Wall Street Journal, where she won a shared Pulitzer Prize for her stories on China’s transformation ahead of the
Benjamin Lim is the North Asia Specialist Correspondent for Reuters, based in Beijing. 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