CDT ChinaCast: Interview with CNN’s Jaime Florcruz (Part 2)

This week’s edition of CDT ChinaCast’s Series continues to feature , the current Beijing bureau chief for CNN. As we mentioned in last week’s podcast, Florcruz has been in China for 35 years, and he is considered one of the godfathers of foreign reporting in China.

In our last edition, Florcruz mainly talked about his journalism experience since 1980, especially what he saw and reported on while covering one of the biggest stories: Tiananmen Square in 1989. In this edition Florcruz will speak of the changes in the media environment over the past two decades, and more about the very recent crackdown on both foreign and Chinese media. He says, “A lot is happening behind the scenes…”

Listen to the interview here.


CDT ChinaCast is a podcast series of short and informal conversations with journalists, business people, artists and others doing interesting work in China. For the initial series, China Digital Times bloggers will interview foreign correspondents about their lives and work. The interviews do not aspire to find solutions to the many contradictions and challenges facing China in the 21st century – rather, we hope to offer a personal look at day-to-day life in one of the most complex and dynamic countries on earth. How do foreign reporters go about the business of covering China? What are some of the most unusual stories that have come out of the country in recent years? And what do expat journalists living in Beijing or Shanghai do for fun?

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