Joanna Chiu is China and Mongolia correspondent for Agence France-Presse (AFP). She reports on a wide range of issues including politics, the environment, status of women, legal developments and societal change. She provides daily news coverage, exclusive reports and feature stories for one of the world’s top three news agencies.
Joanna was previously China and Mongolia correspondent for Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa), Germany’s leading news agency, and stringer in Hong Kong and Beijing for The Economist (Click through for archives).
In Hong Kong, she also worked as a staff reporter at the South China Morning Post and as a stringer for The Associated Press (Click through for story archives). Her reporting on refugees in Hong Kong won a 2012 Human Rights Press Award.
Joanna’s work appears in many international publications including The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, Al Jazeera, The Daily Beast, GlobalPost, Mashable, The 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).
Joanna 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.
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