In Conversation with the Economist

Dominic Ziegler, Simon Long, Rebecca Fabrizi

Two of the UK’s most respected Asia correspondents will discuss China, Australia, and geopolitical developments in the Asia Pacific region with CIW’s Rebecca Fabrizi.

About the discussants


Dominic Ziegler joined The Economist in 1986 as a financial reporter. He went on to become Finance Editor, then Washington Correspondent from 1991-94. He was the newspaper’s China Correspondent from 1994-2000, based first in Hong Kong and then Beijing. He went back to London as Finance and Economics Editor in 2001. In 2004 he returned to the United States as an acting Washington Correspondent, and after that stood in for half a year as editor of the Books and Arts section, before serving as Deputy Editor of Intelligent Life, an Economist publication. Mr Ziegler was Tokyo Bureau Chief from 2005-09 and then founding author of The Economist‘s Banyan column on Asian affairs, before returning to London in late 2010 to take up the position of Asia Editor.

Simon Long is “Banyan”, The Economist‘s Asia columnist. He took up this post, based in Singapore, in August 2010. Before that, he had worked in London for four years, as the magazine’s Asia Editor, and for four years prior to that as South Asia Bureau Chief based in Delhi. He joined The Economist in 1995, as South-East Asia correspondent, based in Bangkok. In 1998 he returned to London as Finance and Economics editor. He had previously spent nine years with the BBC, as an analyst on East Asian affairs based in London, as Beijing correspondent from 1989-1991, and Hong Kong correspondent from 1993. He wrote extensively for the Guardian newspaper, and many other outlets. In an earlier career as an investment banker, with Morgan Grenfell, he worked in London and Singapore. He was educated at University College School, London; Trinity College Cambridge; Beijing Languages Institute; Nanjing University; Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Boston.

Rebecca Fabrizi is Associate Director of the Australian Centre on China in the World. Her research interests include China’s foreign policy making process, China’s relations with the EU and with Russia, and East Asian Security. She has previously worked as a British diplomat and an EU official.

This discussion is free and open to the public.

More information can be found on the event page.

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