Channel 4 News’ new Bureau in Beijing is to be headed up by current
international editor Lindsey Hilsum. Hilsum will switch roles to become
the programme’s first China correspondent.
Channel 4 News editor
Jim Gray said: “This move is the strongest possible demonstration of
the priority Channel 4 News will place on reporting the China story.
Lindsey is an exceptional foreign correspondent who is playing at the
top of her game, and is that rare but invaluable combination of a
terrific broadcast story-teller who also brings analysis and context.”
Hilsum said: “China's the most exciting story in the world
today. The country's changing at a speed never before seen in human
history, and developments there affect the whole world, from Iran to
Sudan to Latin America.”