Mike Chinoy



Job Title

Non-Resident Senior Fellow


USC U.S.-China Institute


Hong Kong


English, Chinese, French


The expert is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the U.S.-China Institute at the University of Southern California.  He spent 24 years as a foreign correspondent for CNN. He was the network’s first Bureau Chief in Beijing, and served as Bureau Chief in Hong Kong and as Senior Asia Correspondent. He began his career as a correspondent for CBS News and NBC News in Hong Kong.

Speaking Topics

  • US-China Relations: A New Cold War
  • China and the World
  • Hong Kong on the Brink
  • The Future of Taiwan
  • The Volatile Korean Peninsula
  • Sino-Indian Relations

Expert Profile

Mike Chinoy is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the U.S.-China Institute at the University of Southern California. Previously, he was a foreign correspondent for CNN, serving as the network’s first Bureau Chief in Beijing and Senior Asia Correspondent. He has received Emmy, Peabody, and Dupont awards for his journalism.
He is the author of five books: China Live: People Power and the Television Revolution, Meltdown: The Inside Story of the North Korean Nuclear Crisis, The Last POW, Are You With Me? Kevin Boyle and the Rise of the Human Rights Movement, and the forthcoming Assignment China.
He is a frequent media commentator on Asian affairs, and has spoken at many leading universities, think tanks, and companies, including Harvard University, Stanford University, the London School of Economics, and elsewhere.
He holds a BA from Yale University and an MS from Columbia University. He is based in Hong Kong.