Jamil Anderlini


Beijing Bureau Chief
Financial Times

Jamil Anderlini was named Beijing bureau chief for the Financial Times in February 2011, having already worked for four years as the Beijing correspondent for the paper.

In 2010 Anderlini was named SOPA Journalist of the Year and won the Best Digital Award at the Amnesty International Media Awards for his coverage of Chinese petitioners seeking justice in Beijing.

He has won numerous other awards, including 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 Anderlini was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and short-listed for 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 a recent ebook, published by the FT and Penguin and entitled “The Bo Xilai Scandal” (2012).

Anderlini was born in Kuwait and grew up in New Zealand, where he received a BA from Victoria University and a post-graduate diploma in journalism from Auckland University of Technology. He speaks and reads Mandarin Chinese and has lived mostly in Shanghai and Beijing since 2000.

Prior to joining the FT he was Beijing business correspondent for the South China Morning Post for two years. Before that, he was chief editor of the China Economic Review.

SOPA Award for Excellence in Feature Writing 2013, Financial Times
Bo Xilai: power, death and politics

SOPA Award for Excellence in Human Right Reporting 2012, Financial Times
Wukan villagers’ protests demanding local government reform

Journalist of the Year 2010