Western Reporters Working in China – Southern Weekend

ESWN has translated a Southern Weekend article in which several in China are interviewed:

(Editor: In China, foreign reporters (especially western reporters) are the focus of attention. Here, we relate to you some stories about what happened between this unique group and the unique country known as China).

On September 4, the name of Chinese writer Yu Hua appeared in the New York Times. The New York Times described Yu Hua as "the hottest and most controversial writer in China." It was the New York Times' Shanghai-based reporter David Barboza who interviewed Yu Hua.

Yu Hua told Barboza: "My work 'Brothers' may possibly seem somewhat extreme, but you can find these scenes anywhere in China ... the biggest reality in China is that it goes beyond reality."

In China, David Barboza not only interview people in the arts and culture fields, but he is more frequently a financial reporter. [Full text]

See also ESWN's recently posted advice on Influencing Foreign Correspondents.


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