China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power
Rob Gifford served as NPR’s China correspondent from 1999-2005 and now serves as NPR’s London correspondent. He recently published his first novel, China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power.
Gifford speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese and he has traveled from Tibet to the Muslim Northwest, to the border with North Korea filing news and feature stories for NPR News. Gifford also travels widely in East Asia for NPR, covering elections in Taiwan and East Timor, diplomatic visits to North Korea, and produced a range of features on everything from Christian missionaries in Mongolia to Internet start-ups in Hong Kong.
Two days after the terrorist attacks on the US on 9/11, Gifford flew to Pakistan for the first of many reporting trips to the region and has continued to widely reporting on Islamic issues from Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Southern Philippines.
Gifford was born and raised in the U.K. where he worked for three years at the BBC World Service before moving to the US in 1994 to attend graduate school. He also spent two years at NPR member station WGBH in Boston. He holds a BA in Chinese Studies from Durham University, UK, and an MA in Regional Studies (East Asia) from Harvard University.
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