James Kynge

Journalist on Asian and Chinese themes

Journalist and best-seller author for the Financial Time on Chinese economy and Asian tech themes
Fee Range: €€€/$$$ 20.000 - 50.000
Languages: Chinese - Mandarin, English

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James Kynge is the Financial Times global China Editor and editor of Tech Asia, a leading newsletter on new Asian tech themes that covers the whole region including China, India, South-East Asia and Japan, and the principal of China Confidential and Renminbi Compass, proprietary research services from the Financial Times.

He lives in Hong Kong and spent two decades as a journalist in China reporting on China’s development, Asian technology and Chinese economy and politics. He started as a Reuter’s reporter in 1980, then as China Bureau Chief for the Financial Times between 1998 and 2005. During his career he covered many events including the Japanese deflation, the Tienanmen Square massacre, the Asian financial crisis of 1997 and China’s reforms and opening since 1998.

James Kynge speaks fluent mandarin and is a regular commentator on Chinese and Asian issues for media outlets including NPR, CNN and the BBC.

In 2007 he won the prestigious Harold Wincott award for journalism for his coverage of China and its complex relationship with rest of the world.

His presentations focus on the extraordinary rise of the Chinese economy and technology and the implications for the world.

He is also a specialist on the ‘Belt and Road’ initiative, a global infrastructure development strategy adopted by the Chinese government in 2013 to invest in nearly 70 countries and international organizations.

His first book China Shakes The World: A Titan’s Rise and Troubled Future – and the Challenge for America describes the development of China as a super power and has been translated into 19 languages


The extraordinary rise of the Chinese economy

What the future holds as China begins to influence the world

Asian Technology

Global Economy

Asian Politics

Asian Economic Landscape

China- Europe Relations

Opportunities in Asia

Beld and Road initiative in China



James Kynge IT
Frullati dalla Cina: L'ascesa di una nazione affamata
China Shakes the World - A Titan's rise and Troubled Future

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