Vivian WU

Hong Kong Bureau Chief, BBC World Service, BBC


Ms. Vivian Wu is currently Hong Kong Bureau Chief of BBC World Service, and News Editor of BBC Chinese. Prior to joining the BBC in 2017, she was based in the New York City. She has over 15 years of experience working in newspapers, magazines, TV and digital media. Vivian started her career in international business and also worked for governmental institutions, and for China Central Television and Beijing Television studio productions. In 2003 she became a Beijing-based media and law reporter for the South China Morning Post (SCMP). She was Director of Editorial of Portrait Magazine in 2015 before she became the Chief Content Director (China News) for Initium Media. Her writings, both in English and Chinese, present a unique but relatively neutral perspective, and are widely read, cited, and referenced by fellow journalists, scholars, lawyers and politicians in the Greater China area, the United States and Europe. Vivian is a frequent winner of press awards in Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific region. She was a senior media adviser to Internews Network (US) and a popular analyst on China’s media issues to international conferences and news outlets over years. 

Vivian is the co-editor of the book Openness or Restriction, Freedom of Expression Versus Application of the Law in New Media Context (Peking University Press, 2013). She was a fellow at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford in 2010, and a visiting scholar to the University of California, Berkeley in 2011 and to Waseda University in Tokyo in 2013.

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