Suzanne Sataline is an award-winning correspondent whose work has been published by Foreign Policy, The New York Times, The Economist, The New Yorker, The Guardian, The Washington Post, Popular Science, and Pacific Standard. Sataline was a national correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, covering religion. Between 2013 and 2015, while based in Hong Kong, she covered the city’s democracy movement. In 2001, she lived in Russia and has returned to the country on reporting trips. She is a 2017 Alicia Patterson fellow focusing on Hong Kong’s politics. Before that, she was awarded a Nieman fellowship at Harvard University, a Knight Fellowship in International Journalism, and a Pew Fellowship in International Journalism. She has taught at Columbia University, the City University of New York, the University of Hong Kong, and in classrooms and newsrooms in Tbilisi, Georgia and Baku, Azerbaijan. In May, she will be awarded a Masters of Fine Arts from Columbia University’s School of the Arts in nonfiction writing. She’s currently researching a book about Hong Kong.

Last Updated: March 30, 2017



Is Hong Kong on Its Way to Becoming Just Another City in the P.R.C.?

Antony Dapiran, Suzanne Sataline & more
On March 26, the roughly 1,200-person Hong Kong Election Committee chose Carrie Lam as chief executive—Hong Kong’s fourth leader since the United Kingdom returned the territory to Chinese rule in 1997. Unpopular with Hong Kong’s pro-democracy...



Why Newly Elected Hong Kong Legislators Cursed and Protested—At Their Own Swearing-In

Suzanne Sataline
There’s a bit of a nanny state in the city of Hong Kong. The government is quick to issue advice and admonitions about all matter of hazards—high ocean waves, food waste, incense burning during the annual grave-sweeping festival. One night in late...