Bio & Contact

Christina Larson is an award-winning American journalist in Beijing who writes about science, environment, technology, and the human side of Asia’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, politics, and culture has also appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Foreign Policy, Wired, The New Republic, California Sunday Magazine, Scientific American, Nature, Technology Review, Smithsonian, Fast Company, The New York Times, and The Washington Post, among other publications.

In addition to filing dispatches from remote corners of China and Hong Kong, she has reported from India, Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Mongolia, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan, U.K., 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.; the International Reporting Project at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies; 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.

A finalist for the prestigious Livingston Award for Young Journalists, Christina has been a guest discussing China on the BBC, CNN, Bloomberg TV, NPR, and other broadcast programs. Her profile of Chinese environmentalist Yong Yang was included in the 2012 anthology Chinese Charactersand she was a text editor for the 2014 documentary book Testament: Chris Hondros, a collection of photos and essays by the late war photojournalist.

In 2016, Christina 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