Melinda Liu

Award-winning foreign correspondent Melinda Liu has reported on and in China for much of her career. She’s been Beijing Bureau Chief for Newsweek since November 1998, when she returned to the Chinese capital where she’d resided from 1980-1982 after opening the Newsweek bureau in April 1980. One of Newsweek’s most experienced foreign correspondents, Liu has covered not only China’s post-Mao modernization but also a number of global hotspots, including the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan and the fall of the Taliban, the 1991 liberation of Kuwait, U.S. military interventions in Somalia and Haiti, and the toppling of Saddam Hussein in Iraq. Liu’s firsthand coverage of the U.S. “shock and awe” bombing campaign of the Iraqi capital, “Baghdad Eyewitness”, helped Newsweek win the coveted National Magazine Award for General Excellence in 2004. In 2006, Liu won the Shorenstein Journalism Award in recognition of her reporting on Asia.

March 21: BEIJING OR SHANGHAI – WHO IS THE FAIREST OF THEM ALL?

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