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About John
UK based journalist with 25+ years experience. I have worked for a variety of publications in London, New York, Dubai, The Bahamas, Costa Rica and China, among them Bloomberg BNA, China Daily, Al Jazeera, South China Morning Post and The Beijing Review. 

I have also authored a novel called Lethe Fund, and have experience in filmmaking.

I am interested in taking on investigative journalism projects in print, online or film.
Feature Stories Fact Checking
Business Finance Politics

Think Tank Will Help Drive China’s Environmental Policies

16 Sep 2019  |  news.bloomberglaw.com
The National Expert Committee on Ecological Environmental Protection has been established in China, with the announcement made on July 18. This committee is composed of leading environmental scientists and consultants and operates under the Ministry of Ecology and Environment. It is tasked with providing opinions and advice on major environmental policies to China's central government, particularly to the Ministry of Ecology and Environment. Lu Fu, the China director at Clean Air Asia, discussed the committee's role and its potential impact on environmental policy development in a phone call on July 23. The formation of this committee is expected to lead to more stringent environmental policies and could benefit companies in the green technology sector.

Article originally from Bloomberg BNA on launch of China's national intellectual property appeals court

Emerging market hot spots for hedge fund investment are China and India

15 May 2006  |  www.eurekahedge.com
The article discusses the growing interest in hedge fund investments in China and India, highlighting the opportunities and risks associated with these emerging markets. It points out the rapid economic growth, expanding middle class, and the potential for investment in various sectors such as manufacturing, oil and gas, internet, property, technology, real estate, software, and pharmaceuticals. The article also addresses the barriers to market entry, such as China's B shares and India's Foreign Institutional Investor rules, and the political risks, including China's territorial disputes and India's infrastructure challenges. Additionally, it touches on the growing wealth among local investors in both countries and the differences in investment preferences between Chinese and Indian investors. The article concludes by emphasizing the need for caution and awareness of risks when investing in these markets.

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