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Rob Gifford

Rob Gifford is a British radio correspondent and journalist. He has degrees in Chinese Studies from Durham University and in Regional Studies (East Asia) from Harvard University. He began to learn Mandarin Chinese in 1987 whilst in China.[1]

Gifford was on staff at the BBC World Service for three years. In the United States, he worked for two years at WGBH in Boston. From 1999 to 2005, Gifford was the China correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR). He took leave of absence from NPR to write his first book, China Road, (2007; ISBN 1-4000-6467-8), which was based on his six-week trip on National Highway 312, China's 3000 mile (4800 kilometre) "mother road" stretching from Shanghai to the Gobi Desert. Gifford initially covered this journey in a seven-part radio series for NPR's program Morning Edition, as one of his last journalistic projects in China.[1][2][3]

Gifford is currently the China editor of The Economist (beginning August 2011), and was previously the London bureau chief for NPR.[4][5]

References

  1. ^ a b David J. Lynch (4 September 2007). "Review: Book shows China has a fragile side, too". USA Today. Retrieved 2009-01-31. 
  2. ^ Dinah Gardner (1 December 2007). "An over-traveled road". Asia Times Online. Retrieved 2009-01-31. 
  3. ^ Ross Leckie (130 May 2008). by Rob GIfford"China Road: One Man's Journey into the Heart of Modern China"Paperback - . The Times. Retrieved 2009-01-31. 
  4. ^ NPR (2011). China's Growing Reach Spans Continents. Retrieved 5 February 2012.
  5. ^ The Economist (2012). Rob Gifford. Retrieved 5 February 2012.

External links

  • "NPR biography of Rob Gifford". Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  • Podcast of Rob Gifford discussing “China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power” at the Shanghai International Literary Festival


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