Author Richard McGregor discusses ‘The Party,’ his acclaimed book illuminating the complex inner workings of China’s Communist Party on September 20 in New York. McGregor is former FT Beijing Bureau Chief with two decades' experience reporting from north Asia. The Economist hails ‘The Party’ as a ‘masterful depiction’ of the Chinese political system. The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is the leading nonprofit nonpartisan organization that encourages understanding of China and the United States among citizens of both countries."
Mr. McGregor has been Washington bureau chief for the Financial Times since the beginning of 2011, leading the newspaper's coverage of American politics and managing its D.C.-based team of reporters.
Previously, Mr. McGregor served as the Financial Times' deputy news editor in London, as well as its Shanghai correspondent. Prior to joining the Financial Times, he was the chief political correspondent and China correspondent for The Australian. He has also reported for the International Herald Tribune, the BBC and the Far Eastern Economic Review.
Mr. McGregor has won numerous awards throughout his nearly two decades of reporting from north Asia, including a 2010 Society of Publishers in Asia Editorial Excellence Award (Excellence in Reporting Breaking News category) for his coverage on the Xinjiang Riots and 2008 SOPA Awards for Editorial Intelligence (Excellence in Opinion Writing and Excellence in Feature Writing categories). He is author of The Party: The Secret World of China's Communist Rulers (2010), described by The Economist as "a masterful depiction of the Chinese political system."
McGregor graduated from Sydney University and began his career as a journalist in Sydney.