Author Richard McGregor
Participants listen to discussion between NCUSCR President Steve Orlins and Richard McGregor
On September 20, 2011, Richard McGregor discussed his new book The Party: The Secret World of China's Communist Rulers. Former Beijing bureau chief for the Financial Times (FT), Mr. McGregor illuminates the complex inner workings of the Chinese Communist Party and examines its influence over the military, local governments, and the Chinese people.
Mr. McGregor has been Washington bureau chief for the FT since the beginning of 2011, leading the newspaper’s coverage of American politics and managing its D.C.-based team of reporters.
Previously, Mr. McGregor served as the FT’s deputy news editor in London, as well as its Shanghai correspondent. Prior to joining the FT, he was the chief political correspondent and China correspondent for The Australian. He has also reported for the International Herald Tribune, the BBC and the Far Eastern Economic Review.
Mr. McGregor has won numerous awards throughout his nearly two decades of reporting from north Asia, including a 2010 Society of Publishers in Asia Editorial Excellence Award (Excellence in Reporting Breaking News category) for his coverage on the Xinjiang Riots and 2008 SOPA Awards for Editorial Intelligence (Excellence in Opinion Writing and Excellence in Feature Writing categories). He is author of The Party; The Secret World of China’s Communist Rulers (2010), described by The Economist as a “masterful depiction” of the Chinese political system.
McGregor graduated from Sydney University and began his career as a journalist in Sydney.