John Pomfret was formerly the Beijing bureau chief of the Washington Post and recently became a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Beijing. His newest book is The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, 1776 to the Present. John has been a foreign correspondent for 15 years, covering conflicts in countries such as Afghanistan, Bosnia, Congo, Iraq, and northeastern Iran. During his career, he received several awards, including the Osborn Elliott Prize for the best coverage of Asia by the Asia Society in 2003 and the Shorenstein Prize for coverage of Asia in 2007. The experiences he had when he attended Nanjing University, and his perspective on the Chinese opening, are discussed in his 2006 book, Chinese Lessons: Five Classmates and the Story of the New China.
Shadow banking, P2P lending, and pyramid schemes: Lucy Hornby on China’s gray economy
This week on Sinica, Kaiser speaks with Lucy Hornby, the deputy bureau chief of the Financial Times in Beijing and a veteran guest on the show. She has appeared on Sinica before to discuss professional representation for women in China, the last surviving comfort women in the country, and domestic environmental challenges. The two discuss shadow banking […]
A master monk practices tai chi in the Wudang Mountains (武当山 wǔ dāng shān) in the northwestern part of Hubei Province. The mountains, which are renowned for the practice of tai chi and Taoism, are an important destination for Taoist pilgrimages.