CDT ChinaCast: Interview with The New York Times’ Jim Yardley


This week’s edition of CDT ChinaCast‘s Series features Jim Yardley, China correspondent for The New York Times Beijing bureau. Yardley has reported for NYT for nine years and he has covered China for over three years. In this edition, Yardley will speak of the biggest stories for each year he covered in China. He has traveled throughout China and written on varies of topics, including social unrest, gaps bewteen rural and urban area and the severe pollution problems. One article he did with another NYT reporter Joseph Kahn on China legal system won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize. Personally, Yardley has focused a lot on Chinese environmental issues. This year he took a six weeks trip along China’s Mother River – the Yellow River and found fascinating stories.

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?

– Read some of Jim Yardley‘s reporting, including coverage of his Yellow River trip and his articles about Podcast page.

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