Josh Chin joined The Wall Street Journal in Beijing in 2007, working first as a video journalist and later as editor of the newspaper's China Real Time blog and a reporter covering everything from censorship to earthquakes to dancing grannies. Prior to the Journal, he was a research fellow at the Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations, where he helped produce the China Boom Project. He has lived and worked in China since the year 2000, with a four-year hiatus in the Bay Area during which he attended graduate school at U.C. Berkeley and worked as a sous chef in a floating French restaurant.

Last Updated: November 10, 2014

Sinica Podcast

07.27.12

A Torrential Rainstorm

Kaiser Kuo, Jeremy Goldkorn & more from Sinica Podcast
This week on Sinica, attention turns to the torrential flooding which plagued Beijing earlier this week and claimed the lives of at least seventy-seven residents in the Chinese capital. As tempers flare and city officials resign, questions mount...

Sinica Podcast

01.13.12

Year-End Roundup

Kaiser Kuo, Jeremy Goldkorn & more from Sinica Podcast
It was the year of the housing market (up then down), Ai Weiwei’s imprisonment, Wukan, the Wenzhou train crash, air pollution, gutter oil, tainted milk, clenbuterol, China bulls and bears, government transparency, the soaring price of Maotai, Guo...

Sinica Podcast

08.19.11

Not in My Backyard

Kaiser Kuo, Josh Chin & more from Sinica Podcast
While some Chinese media have flown into high dudgeon over allegations of sun-exposed hamburger buns at McDonalds, powder-based soy milk at KFC, and pork broth made from concentrate at Ajisen, a more grassroots protest gained notice across China...

Sinica Podcast

03.11.11

The Exercise of Power

Kaiser Kuo, Jeremy Goldkorn & more from Sinica Podcast
In the last week, power and pageantry have engulfed Beijing as China has convened its Twin Congresses: the annual meeting of the country’s two highest decision-making councils. As the Communist Party has seized the opportunity to celebrate its grip...

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