Joanna Chiu

Joanna Chiu

Joanna Chiu is an internationally recognized authority on China, whose work has appeared in The GuardianForeign Policy, BBC WorldThe AtlanticNewsweekQuartzAl JazeeraGlobalPost, CBC, and NPR. For seven years she was based in China as a foreign correspondent, reporting for top news agencies such as Agence France Presse (AFP) and Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA), and in Hong Kong, where she reported for the South China Morning PostThe Economist, and Associated Press (AP). In 2012, her story on refugees in Hong Kong won a Human Rights Press Award, and, in 2018, her report on #MeToo cases in Asia was named one of the best Foreign Policy long-form stories. She is the founder and chair of the NüVoices editorial collective, which celebrates the creative and academic work of women working on the subject of China. Chiu is currently a senior journalist covering China-related topics for the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest newspaper, and has previously served as bureau chief of the Star Vancouver.

Twitter: @joannachiu
Instagram: @joanna_chiu5


China Unbound: A New World Disorder

<strong>Winner of the Writers’ Trust Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.</strong>

While the United States stumbles, an award-winning foreign correspondent chronicles China’s dramatic moves to become a dominant power.

As the world’s second-largest economy, China is extending its influence across the globe with the complicity of democratic nations. Joanna Chiu has spent a decade tracking China’s propulsive rise, from the political aspects of the multi-billion-dollar “New Silk Road” global investment project to a growing sway on foreign countries and multilateral institutions through “United Front” efforts. Chiu offers readers background on the protests in Hong Kong, underground churches in Beijing, and exile Uyghur communities in Turkey, and exposes Beijing’s high-tech surveillance and aggressive measures that result in human rights violations against those who challenge its power. The new world disorder documented in <em>China Unbound</em><em> </em>lays out the disturbing implications for global stability, prosperity, and civil rights everywhere.

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