Jamil Anderlini

Asia Editor, Financial Times

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Biography

Jamil Anderlini is the Financial Times’ Asia Editor, overseeing coverage of the Asia region from Afghanistan to Australia, including China, India, Indonesia and Japan. Jamil originally joined the FT in 2007 as Beijing Correspondent and Deputy Beijing Bureau Chief. In 2011 he was named Beijing Bureau Chief responsible for covering China. Prior to joining the FT, he was at the South China Morning Post and served as Beijing Business Correspondent for two years. Before that, he was Chief Editor of the China Economic Review.

As well as directing the work of all regional correspondents and overseeing all of the editing and commissioning team in Hong Kong, Jamil is an award-winning journalist and published author and is fluent in spoken and written Mandarin Chinese. After a decade and a half working as an editor and journalist in China, he has cultivated a deep knowledge of the political and economic situation in that country. He regularly contributes commentary for other media, including CNN, BBC, CNBC, ABC and Al-Jazeera.

Jamil has won numerous reporting prizes, both as an individual as well as part of FT teams. In 2010, he was named Journalist of the Year at the Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) Editorial Excellence Awards and also won the Best Digital Award at the Amnesty International Media Awards. Other prizes include a UK Foreign Press Association Award in 2008, several individual SOPA awards and the inaugural Jones-Mauthner Award in 2012, which recognizes outstanding reporting of international affairs by a young reporter at the Financial Times. In 2013, Jamil was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and short-listed for both Foreign Reporter of the Year at the Press Awards in the UK and also the Orwell Prize, the UK's most prestigious prize for political writing. He is the author of the e-book The Bo Xilai Scandal, which was published by Penguin and Financial Times in 2012.

Videos

The End of the Chinese Miracle | FT Features

Public Lecture | Morningside College

Sino-Japanese Conflict | Oxford China Forum 2013

Media | Asia NewZealand