Investigative Reporter, The Washington Post
President, Asian American Journalist Association
National Correspondent, The New York Times
Amy Qin is a national correspondent for The New York Times, covering Asian American communities. She joined The Times in 2012 and previously worked as a correspondent based in Beijing and Taipei. She is based in Washington.
As a China correspondent, she looked closely at how Chinese citizens thrived, coped and struggled in a landscape of deepening political control. In 2019, she was part of the team that chronicled the Chinese government’s crackdown on Uyghurs, a series that was a Pulitzer finalist for international reporting. In early 2020, during the start of the coronavirus pandemic, she was one of the few foreign correspondents on the ground in Wuhan after the city was locked down. Several months later she was part of a group of journalists from The Times and other news outlets that was expelled from China.
Fluent in Mandarin, Qin is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley and Oxford University. She has taught international reporting as a visiting professor at U.C. Berkeley. She grew up in Northern California and spent childhood summers at her family’s ancestral homes in two of China’s spiciest provinces, Shaanxi and Sichuan.