[WEBCAST] Covering the Coronavirus: Where It All StartedVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Insights From Chinese Business Magazine Caixin
As the new coronavirus epidemic gained speed in early January in the Chinese city of Wuhan, journalists scrambled to understand what was happening and to report the story. At the forefront was the Chinese magazine Caixin and its English-language sister publication, Caixin Global. They provided on-the-ground reporting for both a Chinese and an international audience on the virus’ spread, the economic fallout and the policy response, including several scoops about cover-ups and mismanagement of the crisis. As the outbreak is abating in China and taking off in other parts of the world, they continue to investigate and report on the global pandemic.
How is the situation on the ground today? How should the Chinese crisis management be assessed? Can other countries learn from China’s experience? And how does Caixin approach reporting such a complex and sensitive story? We’re joined from Beijing by Li Xin, Vice President of Caixin Media and Managing Director of Caixin Global, Xu Heqian, Head of the International Desk and Member of the Editorial Board at Caixin Media, and Angus Grigg, the National Affairs Correspondent for The Australian Financial Review based in Sydney.
This webcast is co-hosted by Asia Society Australia. Please note that the conversation will be conducted off the record.
For more on the subject, listen to our conversation with The Washington Post’s Beijing Bureau Chief Anna Fifield about reporting under lockdown.
Li Xin is Vice President of Caixin Media and Managing Director of Caixin Global, leading the company’s global news and intelligence services, as well as Caixin’s international branding and global events. Before Caixin, she was the Managing Editor of the Chinese Wall Street Journal and Chinese Dow Jones newswire. In 2006, she founded Caijing Magazine’s first bureau in the United States. Li holds a bachelor degree from Tsinghua University, a master degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and an Executive MBA degree from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business.
Xu Heqian is the director of the international desk and member of the editorial board of Caixin Media. Prior to his current post, Heqian was Caixin’s deputy director of public policy desk and Caixin’s first correspondent to Taiwan. Between two stages of his journalistic practice, he was a policy researcher at Taipei City Government from 2010-2013. Heqian received his B.A. from National Taiwan University and his MSc from the University of Edinburgh.
Angus Grigg is the National Affairs Correspondent for The Australian Financial Review based in Sydney. He was the paper’s China correspondent for six years and prior to that was based in Jakarta covering South East Asia. Angus has won two Walkley Awards, two Kennedy Awards and the Citigroup Award for excellence in Journalism. In 2009, Angus was part of the AFR team which exposed widespread corruption within the NSW Labor Party and the family of factional powerbroker, Eddie Obeid. These days Angus is focused on larger investigations looking at Chinese influence in Australia and corruption in the Pacific.
This event is held in cooperation with Asia Society Australia.
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