Date Published: 01/01/2007
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Mike Chinoy was CNN's Senior Asia Correspondent
and served as a foreign correspondent for more than thirty years. After joining CNN at its London bureau in 1983, Chinoy served as Beijing Bureau Chief from 1987 to 1995. During that time he covered the 1989 events at Tiananmen Square, earning the CableACE, duPont and Peabody awards. He was also Hong Kong Bureau Chief for five years. His other awards include the Silver Medal from the New York Film Festival and Asian Television Awards for his reporting in Indonesia and Taiwan. Chinoy's 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 ran the School's Hong Kong summer program 2007-2009. From 2206-2009 he was Edgerton Senior Fellow at the Pacific Council for International Policy.
Chinoy served as reporter on the U.S.-China Institute's 2008 documentary, Election '08 and the Challenge of China
. He's now working with Institute staff and students on Reporting China
, a documentary series and multimedia website that focuses on the work of China correspondents for American news organizations from the 1940s to today.
M.A. (Journalism), Columbia University
B.A. (Chinese Studies), Yale University