We’ve lined up an exclusive, members-only dinner with the NYT’s Chris Buckley next week. A special thanks to AAJA’s Joanna Chiu at the South China Morning Post for spearheading this.
Christopher Buckley is a correspondent covering China for the New York Times. After 15 years in China, including 12 as a reporter, the Australian had rejoined the Times after working at Reuters.. He earned a reputation for balance and rigour as a reporter in China, covering primarily politics out of Beijing. One of several Chinese security officials tasked with shadowing Buckley’s movements told Fairfax that keeping track of his conversations had been a ”headache”, citing the politically sensitive nature of his reports and the volume of his interviews. Buckley has been based in Hong Kong since December, after mainland authorities declined to renew his media accreditation and residence visa in apparent retaliation for the Times’ investigative reporting on the family wealth of premier Wen Jiabao. He tweets @ChuBailiang.
Join Buckley and AAJA for a small-group conversation over dinner, where we’ll discuss the challenges of reporting on China today and how to develop diverse sources of information.
Date: Thursday, October 24
Time: 7:30 pm
G/F & 1/F, 1 Stewart Road, Wan Chai
We have nine seats available at our table for twelve.
RSVP with aajahk(at)gmail.com to secure your spot. Please consider yourself committed once you RSVP.