Mark Magnier


China Economics Editor,  The Wall Street Journal (Beijing, China)

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Mark Magnier is the Beijing-based China economics editor for The Wall Street Journal, where he oversees coverage of the world’s second-largest economy and its seismic impact on Chinese society and the rest of the world. Before joining the Journal, he worked at the Los Angeles Times: as New Delhi bureau chief, where he covered the Mumbai attack; as Beijing bureau chief, where he covered the Beijing Olympics and Sichuan earthquake; and as Tokyo bureau chief, where he covered the economic slide, 2011 tsunami and the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Along the way, he’s camped with goats under Saddam Hussein’s bridges; covered suicide attacks and budding film industries in Pakistan and Afghanistan; and suffered through bad karaoke in North Korea. He holds a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from Columbia College and a master’s degree from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.