Alice Su

Freelance Journalist @aliceysu

Alice Su is senior China correspondent and co-host of the Drum Tower podcast for The Economist. She is based in Taipei and covers China and Taiwan. Before joining the paper in 2022, she was Beijing bureau chief for the The Los Angeles Times. She won the Asia Society’s 2021 Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia, the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2020 Sigma Delta Chi Award for excellence in foreign correspondence, and the Society of Publishers in Asia’s 2021 Award for Young Journalists for her coverage of China. Prior to that, she spent five years freelancing in the Middle East. She won the 2014 Elizabeth Neuffer Memorial Prize from the United Nations Correspondents Assn. for her coverage of refugee crises in Jordan and Lebanon. She was a Livingston Award finalist in 2016 for her work on youth extremism in Jordan and Tunisia. She studied public policy and Near Eastern studies at Princeton University and Chinese politics and international relations at Peking University.

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