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Jaime FlorCruz

Jaime FlorCruz

Based in Beijing, China & Manila, Philippines

  • Former CNN Beijing Bureau Chief and Correspondent
  • Dean of foreign correspondents in China with 30-year media experience 
  • Founding President, Peking University Overseas Students’ Alumni Association (2012-Present)    
  • Former CNN Beijing Bureau Chief and Correspondent
  • Dean of foreign correspondents in China with 30-year media experience 
  • Founding President, Peking University Overseas Students’ Alumni Association (2012-Present)    

Jaime A. FLORCRUZ was CNN’s Beijing Bureau Chief and correspondent, responsible for the network’s news coverage of China from 2001-2014.

Jaime FlorCruz has studied, worked and travelled in China for more than 40 years. He started his journalistic career in China in 1980 when he worked as a reporter for Newsweek Magazine. In 1982, he joined TIME magazine’s Beijing bureau, and served as Beijing bureau chief from 1990 to 2000.

He was the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York in 2000-2011.

Jaime FlorCruz has witnessed and reported the most significant events of China’s past four decades. He reported on the crackdown on Tiananmen protests in 1989 and the Hong Kong handover in 1997. He has also covered the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

He also reported from North and South Korea.

In addition to his on-air reporting, FlorCruz contributed regularly to CNN.com and wrote a weekly online column “Jaime’s China” offering analysis about Chinese society and politics.

He is considered the dean of the foreign press corps in Beijing, having been the longest-serving foreign correspondent in China to date. He was a two-term president of the 300-member Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China (1988-90 & 1996-1999).

Jaime FlorCruz is fluent in English, Filipino, and Mandarin Chinese. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in advertising from Polytechnic University of the Philippines, a degree in Chinese history from Peking University, and a degree in Mandarin Chinese from Beijing Languages Institute.

He is now writing a book on his personal account as a student at Peking University (1977-82) to be published in early 2016.

Books:

Co-author, “Not On Our Watch”, a book about campus journalists during the Martial Law years in the Philippines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blog:

Jaime’s China