Pallavi Aiyar spent more than six years in China writing for The Hindu and the Indian Express newspapers. She was the only Chinese-speaking Indian foreign correspondent to be based in the country. Aiyar is the winner of the 2007 Prem Bhatia Memorial Award for excellence in political reporting and analysis, the youngest ever recipient of the prize. Aside from her work as a journalist, she has taught news writing to students at the Beijing Broadcasting Institute and served as advisor to the Confederation of Indian Industry on China-related issues.
Aiyar holds degrees from St Stephen’s College, Delhi University, Oxford University and the London School of Economics.
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