Meaghan Tobin has been employed by The Washington Submit as a China correspondent, with a give attention to enterprise and expertise.
Tobin is a proficient speaker of Mandarin whose deep information of China and aptitude for storytelling have been evident in her recent work as a China expertise reporter for Remainder of World. First as a scholar after which as a journalist, Meaghan spent 4 years in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China earlier than relocating to New York in the course of the coronavirus pandemic.
No less than initially, Tobin might be primarily based in Taiwan whereas the newspaper seeks to steer the Chinese language authorities to grant visas that might permit Submit correspondents to return to Beijing. Tobin will be a part of a Taiwan-based crew that features Lily Kuo, our China bureau chief, and Christian Shepherd, a correspondent, together with researchers Vic Chiang and Pei-Lin Wu in Taipei, Lyric Li in Seoul and Theodora Wu in Hong Kong. Including Tobin will permit The Submit to dedicate extra consideration to the more and more central role that expertise is enjoying in China and across Asia as an instrument of presidency energy and as a driver of world change.
Tobin is a graduate of New York College, with a bachelor’s diploma in meals research and public well being, and of the Fletcher Faculty at Tufts College, with a grasp’s diploma in regulation and diplomacy. She started her journalism profession in 2018 as a reporter for the South China Morning Submit in Hong Kong; she had beforehand studied Mandarin in Taipei as a Luce Scholar at Nationwide Taiwan College and in Beijing as a Boren Fellow on the Stanford-Tsinghua Inter-College Program. She was beforehand a pastry chef and may nonetheless be discovered cooking at associates’ pop-up eating places and baking on the weekends.
Tobin will begin on Jan. 23 and can spend a number of weeks within the newsroom earlier than relocating to Taiwan.