Reporting from China - David Barboza


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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Barboza reflects on his decade-long journey of reporting on China's economy, culminating in his investigative article on the hidden wealth of China's political elite, published by the New York Times in 2013.

David Barboza has been a Shanghai-based correspondent for The New York Times since November 2004. He was a freelance writer and a research assistant for The New York Times before being hired in 1997 as a staff writer. For five years, he was the Midwest business correspondent based in Chicago. Since 2008, he has served as the paper’s Shanghai bureau chief.

In 2013, Barboza was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting “for his striking exposure of corruption at high levels of the Chinese government, including billions in secret wealth owned by relatives of the prime minister, well documented work published in the face of heavy pressure from the Chinese officials.” He was also part of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting. Barboza has won numerous other awards in his journalistic career, including The Times’s internal business award, the Nathaniel Nash Award, and the Gerald Loeb Award for business reporting.

China 21 is produced by the 21st Century China Program, at UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy. This podcast features expert voices, insights and stories about China’s economy, politics, society, and the implications for international affairs. Learn more at

This episode was recorded at UC San Diego Studio Ten300

  • Host: Samuel Tsoi
  • Editors: Mike Fausner, Anthony King
  • Production Support: Lei Guang, Susan Shirk, Amy Robinson, Sarah Pfledderer, Michelle Fredricks
  • Music: Dave Liang/Shanghai Restoration Project

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