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About Bill Bishop

I am an entrepreneur and former media executive with more than a decade’s experience living in and decoding China. Since leaving Beijing in 2015, I’ve lived in Washington DC. I also write the free Axios China weekly newsletter and previously wrote the China Insider column for the New York Times Dealbook and, in the late 1990s, I co-founded My views on China are frequently quoted in major media, such as Bloomberg, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, New York Times, and The Guardian and CNBC.

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