The China Beat just ran an email interview I did with Louisa Lim, the dynamic Shanghai correspondent for National Public Radio, formerly of the BBC. My favorite part?
When we arrived at their office, their faces fell. We sat around, drinking tea and waiting. In the next room, we could hear the government officials conferring with each other worriedly, “What’s the BBC doing?”, they were asking. “Do you think these are real reporters? They look more like kids on work experience.”
Writing for The China Beat has been pretty exciting lately, not least because my name is now inexplicably in the same sentence as Peter Hessler’s and in the table of contents of a bonafied book. Thanks, China Beat folks, for letting me interlope.