Launch Editor, China Outlook
Nick Fielding is a former senior reporter on the Sunday Times and was chief investigative reporter on the Mail on Sunday. . He also worked as a business reporter on the Independent, where he was responsible for the coverage of the collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International.
He has reported from many countries and is the author of two books. At the Sunday Times he played a significant role in the recovery of a stolen Enigma coding machine from Bletchley Park. Together with al-Jazeera journalist Yosri Fouda he reported the only interviews ever freely given by the main organisers of the 9/11 attacks on America – Ramzi bin al-Shibh and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
Timothy Beardson built the pan-Asian investment bank – Crosby – in the 1980s and sold it in the 1990s. He now addresses strategic issues at events such as the World Economic Forum at Davos and speaks frequently to governments, universities, boards and central banks.
His book (Stumbling Giant: the Threats to China’s Future 2013, Yale University Press) examines the challenges which will face China in the 21st century. He is the Chairman of the China Oxford Scholarship Fund which provides financial support to highly talented Chinese graduates from disadvantaged families.
He is also the Chairman of Albert Place Holdings Limited, an Asian private equity firm.
Yuen Sin holds a BA in English and Related Literature from the University of York and is pursuing an MSc in Public Policy and Administration at the London School of Economics. A recipient of a journalism scholarship from Singapore, she is interested in urban development and spatial theory, the Chinese diaspora, and web and digital cultures.
WriterAmy Qin is a Beijing-based freelance journalist and news researcher for the New York Times. She holds an MPhil in comparative politics from Oxford University as well as a B.A. in political science and development studies from University of California, Berkeley. Amy’s primary China-related interests include comparative authoritarianism, urban development, local level governance, the impact of the Internet on society, and cultural heritage preservation.
WriterBrendan O’Reilly is a writer and educator based in mainland China. His work has appeared in Asia Times, The Diplomat, BBC Vietnamese and Business Insider, and he is the author of 50 Things You Didn’t Know About China (Alchemy Books, upcoming). Brendan’s specialty is Chinese foreign policy. He speaks and reads Chinese, and knows enough Bengali to get in to or out of a bad situation. He blogs at chineserelations.net.
WriterCameron Frecklington is a Beijing-based journalist who has lived in China’s capital for four years and in Asia for 10. Originally from New Zealand, Cameron feels lucky to be part of journalism in China, writing at such a transformative time in the country’s history. Cameron is a Tsinghua University alumnus. He is particularly interested in public health policy, as well as science and nature.
Denis GreenDenis Green is a Beijing-based journalist who has lived and worked in China for four years. He previously worked in India as a sports reporter at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Denis graduated in Sheffield, England, with a Master’s degree in sports journalism as well as a BA in media and journalism. He has contributed to various publications during his time in China, including That’s Zhejiang, the Sports Campus and the China Daily. He enjoys writing about contemporary aspects of life in China, focussing on current issues in society and technology.
WriterHélène Franchineau is a freelance visual journalist. She covers China, Hong Kong and Myanmar, mostly using her camera and video camera. She was formerly a multimedia reporter for the South China Morning Post. She graduated from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York in 2011 with a Digital Media concentration, and from Sciences Po in Paris, France, in 2010. Originally from France, Hélène is a photography, video and China addict. You can visit her portfolio website here: www.helenefranchineau.com.
WriterProfessor of forecasting and innovation, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. Editorial boards, Journal of Consumer Behaviour and Energy & Environment; physics graduate. Consulting for the city of Yangzhou, Mitsubishi, Yokogawa, Samsung; speech, trends conference Insight Shanghai. Books: Why is construction so backward? (Wiley, 2004); Energise! A future for energy innovation (Beautiful Books, 2009); Big Potatoes: the London manifesto for innovation (Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press, 2012). Report, chemical weapons, The Economist, 1978; The future of cities, Glasgow Development Agency, 1988; Teleshopping, multi-client study on e-commerce, 1988. Atticus Award, WPP, 1994; manager, worldwide market intelligence, Philips Consumer Electronics, 1995-7.
WriterKen Davies is founder and President of Growing Capacity, Inc., a consultancy promoting investment for development. He was Chief Economist, Asia and Hong Kong Bureau Chief for the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) until 2001, also writing and editing many quarterly country reports, country forecasts and country risk reports on Asian countries. In 2002 became Head of Global Relations in the Investment Division of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, where he wrote and published investment policy reviews of China, India and Russia, working with the governments concerned. After retiring from the OECD in 2010, he spearheaded publication of research at the Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment in New York for a year. He has degrees in Economics, Chinese Studies and Sociology.
Lik Hang TsuiLik Hang Tsui is a Departmental Lecturer in Chinese at the University of Oxford. He has studied in Hong Kong, Toronto, Beijing, Oxford, and Taipei. He enjoys teaching Chinese history and writing about culture and education in both English and Chinese. He is a regular contributor to the world history section of Guangming Daily. His writings can be found here.
WriterMitch Moxley is a New York-based freelance writer who has contributed to The Atlantic, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, TIME and elsewhere, and he is the author of Apologies to My Censor: The High and Low Adventures of a Foreigner in China. Mitch holds a masters degree in journalism from the University of Western Ontario, where he won the J.M. Penny Prize for Investigative Reporting. He spent six years living in Beijing and has travelled widely in China and Asia.
WriterNick Compton is a Beijing-based journalist originally from Iowa. Since 2007, he has been back-and-forth between China, Iowa, and New Orleans, where he taught special education. He recently earned a Master’s degree in business journalism at Beijing’s Tsinghua University, and writes about all aspects of life in contemporary China.
Nicole LamLam works in financial services and was educated in Asia, UK and the US. Always been interested in Chinese economic affairs, she studied Economics and Spanish at university. Also known as a weekend chef to most of her friends, she enjoys playing hockey and is a keen rider.
WriterMr. Chun Peng is currently a DPhil candidate in law at Oxford University. He graduated from Peking University in 2008 with a LL.B. and a BA in economics and from Oxford as a Mjur (Master of Law). Between 2009 and 2010, he worked as a research fellow at the Centre for Public Participation Studies and Supports at Peking University Law School. Chun Peng has participated in research collaboration with the State Council Office for Legislative Affairs, Beijing Municipal Government, Hunan Provincial Government, Ford Foundation, Asia Foundation and Yale China Law Centre. He has published in Chinese and English in academic journals and newspapers. His research interests is in constitutional law, administrative law, legal and political theories.
WriterRogier Creemers is a post-doctoral research fellow at Oxford University’s Centre for Socio-Legal Studies. With a background in Chinese Studies, International Relations and Law, his main research interests are the law and policy of China’s information society, as well as media governance. He is currently preparing books on copyright and Chinese media law, and curates China Copyright and Media, a database of translated official documents.
WriterSonya Song is a 2013 Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellow and a 2012 Google Policy Fellow. Currently, she is a Ph.D. candidate in Media and Information Studies at Michigan State University. Prior to MSU, Sonya studied computer science at Tsinghua University in Beijing and journalism at the University of Hong Kong and worked in both industries. Sonya is also an avid photographer, a devotee of literature, and a film buff.
WriterStephen is a London-based freelance journalist and education consultant. He studied Russian at the University of Cambridge and the Far-Eastern State University in Vladivostok. After graduation, he went to Northeast China to learn Chinese at Heilongjiang University, Harbin. Having spent years talking to Russians about the Chinese, and to Chinese about the Russians, Stephen is interested in how China’s economic, political and cultural influence is felt beyond its borders. Within Chinese domestic affairs, he has a particular interest in education and public health.
WriterTing Guo is a PhD candidate in Religious Studies, University of Edinburgh. She is primarily interested in issues of “identity” and “belonging”, and has participated in various research projects on religion in the contemporary world, including the University of Edinburgh’s History of Christianity project and China Central Television (CCTV)’s Contemporary Buddhism in China project. She is the First Scotland Chinese Association International (SCAI) Ambassador, and a writer and columnist for various media outlets in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, U.S. and Britain.
WriterTimothy Beardson built the pan-Asian investment bank – Crosby – in the 1980s and sold it in the 1990s. He now addresses strategic issues at events such as the World Economic Forum at Davos and speaks frequently to governments, universities, boards and central banks. His book (Stumbling Giant: the Threats to China’s Future 2013, Yale University Press) examines the challenges which will face China in the 21st century. He is the Chairman of the China Oxford Scholarship Fund which provides financial support to highly talented Chinese graduates from disadvantaged families. He is also the Chairman of Albert Place Holdings Limited, an Asian private equity firm.
WriterVaughan Winterbottom is a journalist based in London and Beijing. He has previously worked for Reuters News Agency and the Lowy Institute for International Policy in Sydney. He holds a Masters degree in contemporary Chinese studies from the University of Oxford.
WriterWei Yang is a researcher in Health Economics at University of Kent. She completed her Ph.D in Health Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2013. She has worked for the Department of Health, UK, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) (research unit affiliated to NHS), the Ministry of Health, P. R. China, Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control, the King’s Fund, National University of Singapore, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and University of Kent for a variety of health policy projects.
WriterYang is a PhD candidate at the London School of Economics and Political Science, funded by China Scholarship Council. Her current research focuses on peasant migrant workers in the catering Sector in Shanghai. Her research Interests cover gender and work, migration studies, contemporary China Studies, and qualitative research methods. Yang has a BA in History from Fudan University and a MSc (with distinction) in Higher Education from Shanghai Jiaotong University. She worked as an intern at UN Women and a columnist for UKChinese Times.