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About Bill Bishop
I am an entrepreneur and former media executive with more than a decade’s experience living in and decoding China. Since leaving Beijing in 2015, I’ve lived in Washington DC. I previously wrote the Axios China weekly newsletter and the China Insider column for the New York Times Dealbook and, in the late 1990s, I co-founded MarketWatch.com. My views on China are frequently quoted in major media, such as Bloomberg, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, New York Times, and The Guardian and CNBC. I tweet @niubi.
Here are some recent TV appearances, if you want to put a face to the newsletter:
Derek Scissors, resident scholar at AEI and chief economist at China Beige Book, and Bill Bishop, China watcher and author of the newsletter "Sinocism," join "Squawk Box" on February 6, 2020 to discuss the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak:
The January 31, 2020 newsletter “Wuhan virus; Travel bans; Economic impact; What was known in December?” was the subject of this recent CNBC segment:
PBS Frontline- Trump’s Trade War, my first appearance at 27:00 mark.
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February 6, 2020 - Reports of the death Dr. Li Wenliang spark outrage; Internet media crackdown
February 4, 2020 - “People's War" on the virus; Expanding quarantine efforts
January 31, 2020 - Wuhan virus; Travel bans; Economic impact; What was known in December?
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