ADAM BROOKES is an author whose writing draws on his years in China and his study of Chinese, as well as his years as a journalist and foreign correspondent. Adam was born in Canada, but grew up in the UK. He studied Chinese at SOAS, University of London. His first job in broadcast journalism was as a copytaster at the BBC World Service, a job now extinct.
Over two and a half decades in journalism he worked mainly for BBC News as Jakarta correspondent, Beijing correspondent and Washington correspondent, and reported from many other places, including Iraq and Afghanistan. He lives in the United States.
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