We’re more than happy to announce that Christian Shepherd will be part of The Publish as a China correspondent, becoming a member of a formidable workforce charged with overlaying an ascendant China because it emerges as a brand new breed of superpower and shapes the twenty first century.
Christian is already deeply invested within the China story, having spent the final six years as a Beijing correspondent for Reuters and the Monetary Occasions. He has written with grace and verve about all method of issues, from snake breeders within the jungles of southern China to the Communist occasion’s anti-corruption marketing campaign. He developed vary and authority by overlaying a broad number of topics: the metal and automotive sectors for the FT; human rights and society for Reuters; after which, since 2019, human rights, international affairs and the navy, once more for the Monetary Occasions.
In all, Christian factors out that he has spent “half a lifetime” in China, having additionally lived there for a decade as a toddler. He’s a graduate of Oxford College, with a bachelor’s diploma in philosophy and psychology, and the College of Nottingham, Ningbo, with a grasp’s diploma in up to date Chinese language research. He additionally accomplished intensive Chinese language language research at Tsinghua College in Beijing.
At The Publish, Christian will likely be a part of a China workforce led by Lily Kuo, our bureau chief, and contains Eva Dou, our enterprise and know-how correspondent. We intend for Christian to be based mostly in Beijing as soon as his accreditation is granted by the Chinese language authorities. Till then, he’ll be part of Lily in reporting from Taipei.
Please be part of us in welcoming Christian to The Publish. He begins Sept. 13.