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What it takes to be a smart China watcher

Join the George Washington University Global China Connection as it hosts Bill Bishop and Kaiser Kuo to discuss what it takes to be a smart China watcher.

April 6, 2017 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Bill Bishop is an American who lived in Beijing from 2005-2015. He is the writer of the blogs Sinocism, where he collects links to news and interest pieces on China, and Digicha, where he writes about Chinese Internet and digital media. He is bilingual in English and Mandarin Chinese and has experience working in both the U.S. and China. Bishop formally studied Chinese language for six academic years and has an M.A. in China Studies from Johns Hopkins SAIS and a B.A. from Middlebury College. He has lived and worked in China on and off for over eight years since 1989, and continuously in Beijing since mid-2005. He is often quoted in major media such as Bloomberg, the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, The New York Times, and other publications. In addition to writing Sinocism and Digicha, Bishop, now living in Washington, D.C., is an active user of Twitter @niubi and Sina Weibo @billbishop. He was named by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the top 100 foreign policy Twitterati and by Danwei as Twitter “Model Worker of the Year” for 2012. 
Kaiser Kuo is co-founder of the Sinica Podcast and also editor-at-large of SupChina. He is currently based in the United States after 20 years in Beijing, where he worked as Director of International Communications for Baidu. He was previously a technology reporter in China. Kaiser was guitarist and co-founder of the band Chunqiu (Spring & Autumn), and was a founder of China’s first heavy metal band, Tang Dynasty.