Chris Buckley is a reporter for The New York Times and has been based in China for over a decade. His coverage has included politics, foreign policy, rural issues, human rights, the environment, and climate change. Previously, he reported for Reuters. He received a doctorate in Chinese studies from Austrailian National University.

Last Updated: April 21, 2017

Sinica Podcast

04.24.17

Chris Buckley: The China Journalist’s China Journalist

Chris Buckley, Jeremy Goldkorn & more from Sinica Podcast
Chris Buckley is a highly regarded and very resourceful correspondent based in Beijing for The New York Times. He has worked as a researcher and journalist in China since 1998, including a stint at Reuters, and is one of the few working China...

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