I am a bilingual American living in Beijing. I co-founded CBS MarketWatch in 1997 and worked in several business roles over the years, the last as head of the MarketWatch consumer Internet business. I moved to Beijing in 2005 after we sold the company to Dow Jones.
I have 6 academic years of formal Chinese language studies, an MA in China Studies from Johns Hopkins SAIS and a BA from Middlebury College. I have lived and worked in China on and off for over 13 years since 1989 and am often quoted in major media such as Bloomberg, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, New York Times etc.
In addition to writing Sinocism I do consulting work for companies and investment funds. If you are interested in a more personalized and in-depth discussion about China-related issues please contact me.
I am an active user of Twitter @niubi. I 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. I wrote the weekly China 中国 Insider column for the New York Times Dealbook from October 2012 to September 2013 but stopped when it became clear that association could be problematic while living in Beijing.
PandoDaily has much more about me in its 3,000 word, August 2012 profile Bill Bishop: The Invisible China Hand.
My spouse runs CCSweets, Beijing’s best cake shop, and we have eight year old twin girls.