The Last Correspondent

Written By Michael Smith
The Last Correspondent
  • Publsiher : Hardie Grant Publishing
  • Release : 26 April 2021
  • ISBN : 1761150189
  • Pages : 320 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Last Correspondent written by Michael Smith which was release on 26 April 2021, this book published by Hardie Grant Publishing. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: The ultimate insider’s account: living and working in China in a period of unprecedented economic and social upheaval It was just after midnight when China’s notorious secret police came knocking... A late-night visit to his Shanghai laneway house by China’s notorious secret police triggered a diplomatic storm which abruptly ended Michael Smith’s stint as one of Australia’s last foreign correspondents in China. After five days under consular protection, Smith was evacuated from a very different China to the country he first visited 25 years earlier. The visit marked a new twist in Australia’s 50-year diplomatic relationship with China which was now coming apart at the seams. But it also symbolised the authoritarianism creeping into every aspect of society under President Xi Jinping over the last three years. From Xinjiang’s re-education camps to the tear-gas filled streets of Hong Kong, Smith’s account of Xi Jinping’s China documents the country’s spectacular economic rise in the years leading up to the coronavirus outbreak. Through first-person accounts of life on the ground and interviews with friends as well as key players in Chinese society right up to the country’s richest man, The Last Correspondent explores what China’s rise to become the world’s newest superpower means for Australia and the rest of the world. PRAISE FOR THE LAST CORRESPONDENT ‘Michael Smith’s account of his time as a journalist in China makes for riveting reading. I learned so much about the texture of life as a foreign correspondent in this enormously complex, often mystifying and rapidly changing nation. For Australians who want to learn more about our giant neighbour but don’t want to pick up an academic tome, you couldn't do better than let Michael Smith take you on his kaleidoscopic journey of discovery.’ – Clive Hamilton, author of Silent Invasion ‘Smith’s account of his three turbulent years in China is a compelling, entertaining, racy read. He has a laser-like eye for the apposite anecdote drawing on extensive conversations with eyewitnesses living through these momentous historic events. Importantly, he lays bare the fibres of the twisted knot of bilateral relations between Australia and China.’ - Dr Geoff Raby, Australian Ambassador to China 2007–2011 ‘A lively, colourful and revealing book both about China and his own experience of the country, which is full both of excitement, admiration, adventure, horror, and, finally, an escape in the most frightening circumstances.’ – Richard McGregor, Lowy Institute ‘An important contribution to understanding China from a must-read China correspondent.’ – Melissa Roberts and Trevor Watson, co-editors of The Beijing Bureau​

The Last Correspondent

The Last Correspondent
  • Author : Michael Smith
  • Publisher : Hardie Grant Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-04-26
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1761150189
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Summary : The ultimate insider’s account: living and working in China in a period of unprecedented economic and social upheaval It was just after midnight when China’s notorious secret police came knocking... A late-night visit to his Shanghai laneway house by China’s notorious secret police triggered a diplomatic storm ...

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  • Publisher : Lake Union Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-11
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1761150189
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2006-05-30
  • Total pages : 288
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Summary : From Alan Furst, whom The New York Times calls “America’s preeminent spy novelist,” comes an epic story of romantic love, love of country, and love of freedom–the story of a secret war fought in elegant hotel bars and first-class railway cars, in the mountains of Spain and the ...

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  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2010-08-05
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1827
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010-10
  • Total pages : 308
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Summary : A great war correspondent reports from the Great War Richard Harding Davis is well regarded as a writer of fiction, but it is for his work and writings as a journalist-particularly when covering the battle front-that posterity has awarded him the accolade 'the first famous American war correspondent.' Davis' ...

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  • Author : Michael Hastings
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-06-17
  • Total pages : 352
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Summary : “The funniest, most savage takedown of the American news media since Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail ’72.”—The Washington Post Michael Hastings’ untimely death at the age of thirty-three rocked the journalism community. But the New York Times bestselling author of The Operators left behind an unexpected legacy: a ...

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-06-03
  • Total pages : 144
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Summary : Newly discovered stories from one of the great storytellers of the twentieth century Throughout Proust's life, nine of his short stories remained unseen - the writer never spoke of them. Why did he choose not to publish them along with the others? One possible answer is that he was developing ...

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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1822
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2009-05-01
  • Total pages : 576
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  • Author : Alexandra Joel
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2021-09-07
  • Total pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1761150189
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Summary : The author of The Paris Model captures the glamour, style, excitement, and romance of a bygone era in this sumptuous novel—set in the Sydney and London of the 1960s—about an up-and-coming young Australian reporter with a deadly secret. Breaking into the newspaper business in 1960s Sydney—a competitive ...

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  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2013-10-22
  • Total pages : 384
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Summary : Rupert Murdoch is the most significant media tycoon the English-speaking world has ever known. No one before him has trafficked in media influence across those nations so effectively, nor has anyone else so singularly redefined the culture of news and the rules of journalism. In a stretch spanning six decades, ...

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  • Publisher : Syracuse University Press
  • Release Date : 1995-06-01
  • Total pages : 363
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Summary : This extensively revised edition reads like an adventure story about the vital role of the foreign correspondent throughout history. From the roles of Winston Churchill and Georges Clemenceau to those of some of history's greatest war correspondents from Ernie Pyle to Peter Arnett, Hohenberg, himself a reporter of considerable standing, ...

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  • Publisher : Picador
  • Release Date : 2019-11-12
  • Total pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1761150189
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Summary : A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. Long-listed for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence. Named a Best Book of 2018 by Esquire and Foreign Policy. An Amazon Best Book of November, the Guardian Bookshop Book of November, and one of the Evening Standard's Books to Read in November "Now, ...

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  • Author : Jean Hood
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1761150189
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Summary : This timely illustrated book presents an engaging discussion about the role of the war correspondent, news gathering in a war zone, and the influence of technology on war reporting. Fully international in its approach, the book examines themes of propaganda, censorship and responsibility, and the impact of those iconic frontline ...