Chris Buckley

China

The tough job of foreign correspondent in China


Chris Buckley, a Beijing-based reporter for the New York Times who spent 76 days in Wuhan at the height of the outbreak, was forced to leave China on 8 May after the authorities refused to renew his visa. An Australian based in China for the past 24 years, Buckley had been subjected to personal attacks in the Chinese state media about his reporting from Wuhan, which included coverage of censorship and public anger.