Speaker - Edward Wong

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Edward Wong is a correspondent in the Beijing bureau of The New York Times. Since 2008, he has covered Chinese politics, economics, the military, foreign policy, the environment, culture and a range of other issues. He has been a writer on three in-depth series that explored China’s growing global reach, cultural production and censorship, and the 2012 leadership transition. Since being posted to China, he has also reported from countries across Asia, including Afghanistan, North Korea and Myanmar. Wong has worked for The Times for more than 13 years and spent a decade overseas. His first foreign assignment for the newspaper was in the Baghdad bureau, where he covered the Iraq War from 2003 to 2007. Between his Iraq and China assignments, he studied Mandarin at Middlebury College and at Taiwan University. Wong first went to China in 1996, when he studied at Beijing Language and Culture University. Wong has also written often on travels in the Himalayas. Wong has received the Livingston Award for his coverage of Iraq and shared in an award from the Society of Publishers in Asia for coverage of China. He has a Bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of Virginia and dual Master’s degrees in journalism and international studies from the UC Berkeley.

2 Programs

PANEL: How the Sausage Is Made 2013

04.12.13 | 01:27:33 min | 0 comments

Covering China Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

02.05.13 | 01:32:00 min | 0 comments