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Hannah Beech is TIME’s East Asia Bureau Chief and China Bureau Chief based in Shanghai. In 1997, Beech joined TIME in Hong Kong and has also been stationed in Bangkok and Beijing. During her tenure at TIME, Beech has reported across Asia, from Afghanistan and Papua New Guinea to East Timor and Tajikistan. She has won numerous reporting honors, including several Amnesty Human Rights Press Awards, the Henry Luce Award and multiple Society of Publishers in Asia prizes. In 2011 she was named Journalist of the Year by the Society of Publishers in Asia. Beech, who is half-Japanese and half-American, was born in Hong Kong and speaks Japanese, Mandarin and French.

SOPA Awards:
Excellence in Lifestyle Coverage  2013, “The Great Scrawl of China
Excellence in Reporting on the Environment 2012 (Honorable Mention), “Killing Fields
Journalist of the Year 2011
Excellence in Business Reporting 2010, “The World of China Inc.
Excellence in Human Rights Reporting 2010 (Honorable Mention), “The New Great Game
Excellence in Feature Writing 2009, “Crazy for Gold
Excellence in Reporting Breaking News 2009, “Saving Burma
Excellence in Opinion Writing 2007, “Blind Justice
Scoop Award 2006 (Honorable Mention), “Enemies of the State

 

Nancy C. Carvajal has been a reporter for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, the leading newspaper in the Philippines, since 1992. She was named Journalist of the Year at the 2015 Awards for Editorial Excellence of the Society of Publishers in Asia for “courageous and excellent work in exposing official corruption.” She studied Economics in college and is currently on leave from her graduate studies in Journalism.

SOPA Awards:
Journalist of the Year 2015, “Complete Records of Benhur Luy Bared

Yi-Shan Chen is deputy editor at Taiwan’s CommonWealth magazine(天下雜誌) and an instructor at National Taiwan University’s School of Journalism. With a background in economics, Yi-Shan began her career in 1996 at CommonWealth before later joining the China Times. As a financial reporter, she covered financial reform, the privatization of state-owned enterprises and tax issues. She is interested in stories on reform during the democratic transformation of a nation, as well as crony capitalism and the fraud of financial systems. Together with her colleagues, she has won several SOPAs since 2009.

SOPA Awards:
Excellence in Explanatory Reporting 2015 (Honorable Mention), “Economic explanation 經濟有解 ”
Excellence in Information Graphics 2015 (Honorable Mention)
Excellence in Business Reporting 2015, “The fast development of Northeast Agreement 北東協火熱崛起 ”
SOPA Award for Excellence in Business Reporting 2014, “The Two Faces of China”
SOPA Award for Excellence in Business Reporting 2010, “人民幣來了!”

Didi Kirsten Tatlow was born and raised in Hong Kong and has worked in media in Europe and Asia, including The Associated Press and Die Welt. She is a correspondent for the New York Times in Beijing and is married with two children and two boxer dogs. She has won more than a dozen prizes.

SOPA Awards:
Excellence in Opinion Writing 2011 (Honorable Mention), “Letter from China,” International New York Times
Journalist of the Year 2008
Excellence in Reporting on the Environment, “Xiamen’s Chemical Reaction,”  South China Morning Post
Excellence in Reporting of Breaking News 2006 (Honorable Mention), “Riots in Huaxi Village,” South China Morning Post
Excellence in Feature Writing 2005, “Booze Brother,” South China Morning Post
Excellence in News Reporting 2005 (Honorable Mention),”Moving’ On Up,” South China Morning Post

Harry Harrison is a freelance illustrator/cartoonist originally from London. Having worked in London and Sydney, he arrived in Hong Kong as a backpacker in 1994. For the past 21 years he has been freelancing in Hong Kong for various publications such as: SCMP, AWSJ, Time, IFR, The Guardian, FEER, and various children’s books. He lives on Lamma Island with his wife and two teenage kids.

SOPA Awards:
Excellence in Editorial Cartooning 2015, “Occupy (according to Harry)” and more here
Excellence in Editorial Cartooning 2012, “Beijing spring”

Greg Torode, Reuters’ Special Correspondent, has reported on politics and security across Asia for the last two decades. Torode, 46, joined Reuters two years ago after a long reporting career with the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong, which included postings in Hanoi, Bangkok and Washington.His extensive work on rising tensions in the South China Sea and human rights abuses in Myanmar has won several regional press awards. Torode was born and educated in New Zealand, where he started work as a reporter on The Dominion newspaper in Wellington.

SOPA Awards:
Excellence in Explanatory Reporting 2015, “Beijing’s stealthy advance towards Greater China,” Reuters
Excellence in Investigative Reporting 2010, “Thailand’s secret refugees,” South China Morning Post
Excellence in Human Rights Reporting 2010, “Thailand’s secret refugees,” South China Morning Post
Scoop Award 2009, “Oil Territory,” South China Morning Post
Journalist of the Year 2009