Current and former Wall Street Journal China correspondents - including Deputy Editor in Chief Rebecca Blumenstein, Marcus Brauchli, Andy Browne, Jeremy Page, Li Yuan, and Amanda Bennett - reflect on China's progress, past and present. Orville Schell, Director of Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations, moderates the conversation.
Amanda Bennett, is Executive Editor/Projects and Investigations for Bloomberg News. She was editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer from June, 2003, to November, 2006, and prior to that was editor of the Herald-Leader in Lexington, Kentucky. She also served for three years as managing editor/projects for The Oregonian in Portland.
Bennett served as a Wall Street Journal reporter for more than 20 years. A cum laude graduate of Harvard College, she held numerous posts at the paper, including auto industry reporter in Detroit in the late 70s and early 80s, Pentagon and State Department reporter, Beijing correspondent, management editor/reporter, national economics correspondent and, finally, chief of the Atlanta bureau until 1998, when she moved to The Oregonian.
She was elected to the Pulitzer Prize Board in 2002. In 1997 Bennett shared the Prize for national reporting with her Journal colleagues, and in 2001 during her tenure at The Oregonian, that paper won a Pulitzer for public service. She is on the board of the Loeb Awards. Projects by the Bloomberg P&I team won a 2008 Loeb Award and a 2009 Overseas Press Club Award.
She is the author of five books including "In Memoriam" (1998), co-authored with Terence B. Foley; "The Man Who Stayed Behind," co-authored with Sidney Rittenberg (1993), and "Death of the Organization Man" (1991).
She is a member of NABJ, and The Pennsylvania Women's Forum. She is on the board of the American Society of News Editors, and is on the board of directors of the Temple University Press and of the Rosenbach Museum, a Philadelphia museum of rare books.
Rebecca Blumenstein is a deputy managing editor and the international editor of The Wall Street Journal.
Most recently, she was managing editor of The Wall Street Journal Online. Previously, Ms. Blumenstein was the China bureau chief, overseeing China coverage for the Journal.
Prior to moving to China in the summer of 2005, Ms. Blumenstein served as chief of the Journal's New York Technology Group, which covered the historic mergers and changes in technology that recast the telecommunications industry. Before that, she was the group's deputy chief and a reporter covering AT&T Corp. and WorldCom Inc.
Ms. Blumenstein joined the Journal in 1995 as a reporter in the Detroit bureau, where she covered General Motors. She began her journalism career at the Tampa Tribune, and then later moved to Gannett Newspapers and Newsday, where she covered breaking news and the New York State legislature. She received a 1993 New York Newswomen's Award for best deadline writing for her coverage of the aftermath of the Long Island Railroad shootings. In 2003, she was part of a team that won the Gerald Loeb Award for deadline writing for coverage of WorldCom. She oversaw the China team that won the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting in 2007. She was named to the Aspen Institute's Henry Crown Fellowship for 2009.
Ms. Blumenstein holds a bachelor's degree in economics and social science from the University of Michigan, where she was editor in chief of the Michigan Daily.
Mr. Marcus W. Brauchli has been Vice President of Washington Post Company since December 31, 2012. Mr. Brauchli served as Executive Editor of Washington Post Company from September 2008 to December 31, 2012. He serves as an Advisor to the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship program at Columbia. He served as Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal of Dow Jones & Co. Inc., since April 2006 and served as its Member of News strategy Project since June 2006.
Andrew Browne is China editor of The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, a
position he took up in December 2008.
Andrew started his career in journalism after graduating from Leeds University in 1980 with a
degree in Chinese Studies. He joined the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong as a
columnist and then moved to Reuters News Agency, where he spent 20 years running bureaus
around Asia before becoming news editor for the Asia-Pacific region, based in Singapore.
Andrew left Reuters in 2004 to join The Wall Street Journal as China economics correspondent.
He was a member of a team of Journal reporters in Beijing that won the Pulitzer Prize for
International Reporting in 2007. He also received awards from the Society of Newspaper
Publishers in Asia in 2005 for his coverage of the Asian tsunami and, in 2006, for his stories on
China's healthcare crisis.
Before his latest assignment at The Wall Street Journal, Andrew spent two years at Brunswick
Group as a Beijing-based partner. In that role, he advised some of China's largest state-owned
enterprises on their financial communications strategy, particularly in the area of outbound
mergers and acquisitions. His clients included China Investment Corp. and State Grid.
Jeremy is a reporter in the Wall Street Journal's Beijing bureau, covering domestic politics, international relations and security. He joined the Journal in Beijing in 2010, prior to which he worked for The Times of London for eight years, first in Russia, then in India. He started out as a reporter for Reuters in China in 1997.
Orville Schell is the Arthur Ross director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society in New York. He is a former professor and dean at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Schell is the author of 14 books, nine of them about China, and a contributor to numerous edited volumes. His most recent books are Virtual Tibet, The China Reader, and Mandate of Heaven. He is also a contributor to such magazines as The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, and many others. He is a fellow at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University, a senior fellow at the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Southern California, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a recipient of the Overseas Press Club Award and the Harvard-Stanford Shorenstein Prize for Asian Reporting.
Li Yuan is managing editor of The Wall Street Journal's Chinese-language edition online.
Launched in January 2002 and redesigned in December 2008, Chinese.WSJ.com draws on the
editorial resources of Dow Jones' global news network, while addressing the needs of local
readers through the efforts of a dedicated bilingual team. The website features the latest in
international business and financial news, and is updated around-the-clock every international
business day. Chinese.WSJ.com has more than two million monthly visitors and is the only
foreign Web site to rank (6th) in the top 10 business and finance sites in China (Source:
A native of China, Ms. Yuan has been with The Wall Street Journal since 2004, most recently as
a columnist with WSJ.com and, before that, as a reporter covering the U.S. telecom industry.
Before joining The Wall Street Journal, Ms. Yuan was a reporter with Xinhua News Agency,
covering events in Thailand, Laos and Afghanistan, and an editor with Xinhua in Beijing. She
holds a Masters in Journalism from Columbia University in New York City, and a Masters in
International Policy and Practice from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.