The China Policy Institute is pleased to host Carrie Gracie, BBC China Editor for a seminar.
Carrie will discuss her experience of reporting for the BBC from China over the past quarter century, exploring some of the stories she covers and some of the challenges she faces. Carrie will explain how the job has changed over time and give particular focus to two recent projects: the making of her five part podcast and radio series ‘Murder in the Lucky Holiday Hotel’ and her latest filming trip to southern Xinjiang.
Carrie joined the BBC World Service in 1987 as a trainee producer and after attachments to various departments, became a producer in Current Affairs. She was the BBC World Service Beijing reporter in the early 1990s and China correspondent and Beijing bureau chief from 1997 until 1999 when she returned to the UK to focus on presenting. For several years she anchored the morning slot on the BBC News Channel and also hosted the weekly BBC World Service programme The Interview. During these years, she returned to China regularly on reporting assignments. Carrie has a BA in Chinese and speaks Mandarin. In April 2014, she took up a newly created post as BBC China Editor. Carrie has won several prizes for broadcast journalism including a Peabody and an Emmy.
14 — 15 September 2022