Michael Bristow is Asia/Pacific editor for the BBC World Service and author of China in Drag. Bristow has been a journalist for more than 20 years, starting out as a reporter on a weekly newspaper before moving to an evening publication and then on to the U.K.’s Press Association. He then switched to broadcasting, initially working for the BBC World Service. Bristow first studied China at university. His reports on everything, from politics to the occasional outbreak of plague, have appeared on TV, radio, and online. He reported on the Sichuan earthquake, the Beijing Olympics, and unrest in Tibet, as well as trying to work out exactly who’s ruling the country.

Last Updated: September 29, 2017

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‘China in Drag: Travels with a Cross-Dresser’

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Michael Bristow, the Asia Pacific editor for the BBC World Service, has written a book called China in Drag: Travels with a Cross-Dresser, in which he recounts his time in China—his travels, his reporting, and his myriad experiences—through the...