This brilliant China expert spent 20 years as an economic journalist in Asia. He has covered many of the events that have helped shape the region, including China’s reforms of the early 80s, the Japanese bubble and its deflation, the Tiananmen massacre in 1989, the early nationhood of Mongolia and the five former Soviet Central Asian republics from 1990 to 1993 and the Asian financial crisis in the late 90s. He was Beijng correspondent of the Financial Times when he wrote his best-selling China Shakes the World. This deals with the manner in which the convulsive changes underway in China are affecting the wider world and poses the crucial question: can the world cope with this energetic and highly competitive force in its midst? It won the FT/Goldmann Sachs Business Book of the Year Award and sold in many languages in several editions. He is the recipient of several journalistic awards, including a 2004 Business Journalism of the Year award. He now runs China Confidential from the Financial Times.