I’m a serial entrepreneur, investor, former media executive, and Chinese-language speaker. I started Sinocism in 2011 in Beijing, where I lived on and off over the course of 13 years since 1989 and for ten years straight from 2005. Since moving back to the US with my wife and two daughters in 2015 I’ve lived in Washington DC.
In 1997 I cofounded MarketWatch, later acquired by CBS, and worked there until moving to China in 2005. In 2012 and 2013, I wrote the China Insider column for the New York Times Dealbook, and I’m frequently quoted in major media, such as Bloomberg, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, New York Times, and The Guardian. In 2015, I was named to Foreign Policy’s Pacific Power Index as one of 50 people shaping the future of the US-China relationship. I have an MA in China Studies from Johns Hopkins SAIS, and a BA from Middlebury College.
Tips, comments, complaints, suggestions, and opportunities are always welcome, so feel free to contact me via email or Signal +13012460858. You can also follow me on Twitter @niubi.