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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 working in 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 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 media appearances, if you want to put a face and a voice to the newsletter:

The 12.27.2022 Why Is This Happening Podcast - What the End of ‘Zero Covid’ in China Means with Bill Bishop

A 12.16.2022 interview on Morning Edition to discuss the reopening in China.

Appearances on CNBC’s “Squawk Box”:

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.

CNBC - Why this expert says Trump was right to call China's bluff in the trade talks

CNBC - The Chinese are negotiating from a position of vulnerability, says China expert-1.7.2019

CNBC - China won't let Huawei CFO arrest blow up trade deal, says Sinocism publisher-12.6.2018

CNBC - Not realistic that China will meet all the US demands, says Sinocism publisher-12.3.2018

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