China correspondent for The New Yorker speaks at U.S.-Asia Law Institute

Evan Osnos, the Beijing-based correspondent who writes The New Yorker’s “Letter from China” dispatches, spoke at the U.S.-Asia Law Institute (USALI) at NYU Law on February 28. Osnos, who served as the Chicago Tribune’s Beijing bureau chief before he joined The New Yorker as a staff writer in 2008, has reported on Chinese hacking, corruption, clean energy, and the influx of African merchants.

During his visit to the law school, Osnos discussed a range of China-related topics with USALI executive director Ira Belkin ’82 and took questions from students and researchers. Subjects he spoke about included:

• His path in journalism
• The multitude of subcultures in China
• Censorship in the Chinese media
• Growing concern among the Chinese middle class over pollution
• Xi Jinping, the country’s next president, and the prospect of legal reform
• The effect of access to the Internet and social media on the flow of news in China

Osnos is currently writing a book about foreigners in China.

Posted March 6, 2013.