Richard McGregor is a journalist and author and a leading expert on the politics and government of modern China.
Born in Sydney, Australia, Richard started his career at the Glebe & Western Weekly and Australian Associated Press before joining the Sydney Morning Herald. He has worked for most of the last two decades in north Asia, in Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong and China, first for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and The Australian newspaper.
In 2000, he was appointed as the Shanghai bureau chief for the Financial Times, and in 2005, as the China bureau chief. Richard has also reported for the BBC, the International Herald Tribune and the Far Eastern Economic Review and is the recipient of a numerous regional awards for his reporting.
Richard is the author of two books, “Japan Swings: Politics, Culture and Sex in the new Japan” (1996) and “The Party: The Secret Life of China’s Communist Rulers” (2010), the latter described by The Economist as a “masterful depiction” of the Chinese political system.
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