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Richard McGregor

Based in Australia

  • Senior Fellow, Lowy Institute in Sydney, Australia.
  • Award-winning journalist and author
  • Senior Fellow, Lowy Institute in Sydney, Australia.
  • Award-winning journalist and author

Richard MCGREGOR is an award-winning journalist and author with unrivaled on-the-ground experience in reporting at senior levels in China and East Asia, recognized by numerous awards in the region and overseas. McGregor is an expert on the Chinese political system and the author of the definitive text on the inner-workings of the Chinese political system.

His book on the Chinese Communist Party published in 2010, The Party, was called a “masterpiece” by The Economist. The book won numerous awards in the US and Japan and was translated into seven languages. He is now completing a book on US power in East Asia, through the prism of post-war Sino-Japanese relations.

As the Former Bureau Chief of Financial Times in Beijing and Washington D.C., he led a team of senior reporters in both capitals for one of the world’s biggest business newspaper. He has also been based in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Taipei. On top of the Financial Times, he has worked for the BBC, the Far Eastern Economic Review, the International Herald Tribune, The Australian and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. He was born and spent the early years of his career in Australia. He is now based in Australia.

McGregor is a Senior Fellow at the Lowy Institute in Sydney, Australia. He is also a former visiting scholar at the Wilson Center and George Washington University. He was accepted as a fellow at these prestigious institutions to write a new book, about Sino-Japanese relations and the unraveling of the US-made world in East Asia.

Richard McGregor’s book Asia’s Reckoning is awarded the 2018 PM’s Literary Award. Read more here.

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