Internationally respected journalist.
He has worked for more than 30 years as a foreign correspondent for CNN, in the period 1983–1987 in London and then in 1987–1995 in Beijing. During that time he broadcast almost two thousand reports from Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. After this period he spent five years in charge of the newsroom in Hong Kong. He has received a number of awards for journalism, such as for example the CableACE AWARD, the DuPont Award and the Peabody Award, the silver medal of the New York Film Festival and the Asian Television Awards for his reporting in Indonesia and Taiwan. He has published two books: China Live: People Power and the Television Revolution (1999) and Meltdown: The Inside Story of the North Korean Nuclear Crisis (2008). He taught at the USC Annenberg School of Communication and in the years 2007–2009 he led the study programme in Hong Kong. In the years 2006–2009 he was a researcher for the Pacific Council on International Policy.