Joanna Chiu is a Beijing-based correspondent for Agence France Presse, covering politics, human rights, technology, and legal issues in China. She has also served as China correspondent for the largest German news agency, DPA, and in Hong Kong she reported for the South China Morning Post, The Economist, and The Associated Press. She has written about the region for other outlets including Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, Newsweek, Quartz, and GlobalPost. She is the lead editor of a new women writers’ collective on China, NüVoices.

Chiu closely follows China’s online censorship trends. She provided lead research for the recently published PEN America report, “Forbidden Feeds: Government Controls on Social Media in China.”

Last Updated: April 24, 2018



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