Hi, I've been working for many years as a journalist, first in California, then Hong Kong, mainland China, Taiwan and now back in Hong Kong. I started out working for newspapers and then switched to wire agency reporting when I worked for Agence France Presse (AFP) as a Beijing-based foreign correspondent from 1999 to 2006. In late 2006, I moved to Taiwan and after freelancing for international, regional and local publications for about a year, I became the BBC's Taiwan correspondent, branching out into broadcast media (both radio and TV), while continuing to write text stories for its website. In recent years, I also learned to film and edit my own video stories, some of which were the most viewed on the BBC's website. I'm available to do all sorts of journalism work except for fixing and translating, though I can refer you to friends and students who can help. In Hong Kong, I teach and freelance, with a focus on writing analyses and feature stories about Hong Kong, Taiwan and mainland China, to help the world understand this important region. I speak Cantonese and Mandarin fluently and can read Chinese well-enough to understand press releases and media reports in Chinese.
My radio feature on why people in Taiwan are going back to farming, even though their parents and grandparents wanted them to leave the farms.