Philip Wen is the China correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, based in Beijing. He took up his post in July 2013 after a previous stint reporting from China and time on the business and news desks in Melbourne and Sydney. Wen has been nominated twice for Australia’s Walkley Awards for his coverage, including the 2014 pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Born in Melbourne to Taiwanese parents, he spent his early school years in Singapore. He worked for consulting firm KPMG before deciding to pursue a career in journalism.