James Miles has been the China correspondent for The Economist, based in Beijing, since 2001. Before that, he held many positions with the BBC, including Beijing bureau chief for BBC News and Current Affairs, from 1988 to 1994, Hong Kong correspondent for BBC World Service, from 1995 to 1997, and senior Chinese affairs analyst for BBC News London from 1997 to 2000. Miles has also worked at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London, where he was editor of its journal, Strategic Comments, and research fellow for Asia from 2000 to 2001. Miles has reported on everything from the 1989 democracy uprisings, for which he won the prestigious Sony Radio Reporter of the Year award, to the handover of Hong Kong, the SARS outbreak, and the Beijing Olympics.
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