James Kynge is global China editor at the Financial Times, based in Hong Kong. He writes about China's growing footprint in the world in areas such as technology, commerce and geopolitics. He also edits "Tech Scroll Asia", a new weekly newsletter on technology issues in Asia.
He won the 2016 Wincott Foundation award for Financial Journalist of the Year. His prize-winning book, “China Shakes the World” (2009), was a bestseller translated into 19 languages.
He has spent 25 years reporting from Asia with postings in China, Japan, former Soviet Central Asia and Southeast Asia. He received an MA in Chinese and Japanese from Edinburgh University in 1985. He also studied at Shandong University in Jinan in 1982/83.