Joanna Chiu is China and Mongolia correspondent for Agence France-Presse (AFP). She reports on a wide range of issues including politics, civil society, human rights, the environment, the status of women and legal affairs. She delivers daily news coverage, exclusive investigations and feature stories for one of the world’s top three news agencies.

Chiu was previously China and Mongolia correspondent for Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa), Germany’s leading news agency, as well as a regular contributor to  The Economist on China (Click through for archives).

In Hong Kong, she worked as a staff reporter at the South China Morning Post and as a stringer for The Associated Press and The Economist (Click through for archives). Her reporting on refugees in Hong Kong won a 2012 Human Rights Press Award.

Chiu’s work also appeared in many international publications including The Atlantic, Foreign PolicyAl JazeeraThe Daily Beast, GlobalPost, MashableThe Nation, IRIN, and The National (Click through for clips).

She additionally provides commentary and reporting for broadcast media including BBC World Service, Al Jazeera, CTV, Australia Broadcasting Corporation, Radio France Internationale and NPR (Click through to listen).

Chiu received her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where she was awarded a Leo Hindery fellowship. She wrote her Honours Thesis on modern women’s roles in revolutionary China at the University of British Columbia, where she was awarded the History Department’s Hector Gordon Munro Scholarship for outstanding research.

Chiu also provides consulting services to prominent media organizations, private companies and international NGOS. In March 2018, PEN America published a 90-page report on China’s social media censorship and literary scene based on her research and analysis.

She is the founder of WAM! Vancouver and the founder and lead editor of the China-based women’s writers’ and artists’ collective, NüVoices,  which is preparing to publish an anthology.

About.com profile: Joanna Chiu, foreign correspondent 

LinkedIn profile: Joanna Chiu

SupChina profile: “One Journalist’s Quest to Amplify Women’s Voices in Media” 

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