Bio & Contact

Christina Larson is an award-winning American journalist in Beijing who writes about the environment, science, technology, and the human side of China’s economic boom. She is a former China Technology Correspondent for Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg News, and a Contributing Correspondent for Science magazine.

Her reporting from Asia on the environment, climate, and culture has also appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Foreign Policy, Scientific American, Nature, MIT Technology Review, Fast Company, TIME, and Smithsonian, among other publications. In addition to filing dispatches from remote corners of China, she has reported from Myanmar, Cambodia, Mongolia, Vietnam, Thailand, Korea, Japan, Greece, and Mexico.

Prior to moving to Beijing in May 2011, she was an editor and writer at Foreign Policy magazine in Washington, D.C. She has also been a visiting fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University; the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C.; and the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. An avid runner and occasional painter, she is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, and holds a B.A. from Stanford University, where she cut her teeth in journalism as the international news editor at the Stanford Daily.

Christina has been a guest discussing China on the BBC, CNN, WNYC, and other TV and radio programs. Her profile of Chinese environmentalist Yong Yang is included in the anthology Chinese Characters: Fast-Changing Lives in a Fast-Changing Land. She has been a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists, and in 2016 she was awarded the Overseas Press Club of America’s Morton Frank Award for “best magazine international business news reporting in print or online.”

This site collects some of her published writing.


christina [dot] larson @ gmail [dot] com