Emily Feng is NPR's Beijing correspondent.
Feng joined NPR in 2019. She roves around China, through its big cities and small villages, reporting on social trends as well as economic and political news coming out of Beijing. Feng contributes to NPR's newsmagazines, newscasts, podcasts, and digital platforms.
Previously, Feng served as a foreign correspondent for the Financial Times. Based in Beijing, she covered a broad range of topics, including human rights and technology. She also began extensively reporting on the region of Xinjiang during this period, becoming the first foreign reporter to uncover that China was separating Uyghur children from their parents and sending them to state-run orphanages, and discovering that China was introducing forced labor in Xinjiang's detention camps.
Feng's reporting has also let her nerd out over semiconductors and drones, travel to environmental wastelands, and write about girl bands and art. She's filed stories from the bottom of a coal mine; the top of a mosque in Qinghai; and from inside a cave Chairman Mao once lived in.
Her human rights coverage has been shortlisted by the British Journalism Awards in 2018, recognized by the Amnesty Media Awards in February 2019 and won a Human Rights Press merit that May. Her radio coverage of the coronavirus epidemic in China earned her another Human Rights Press Award, was recognized by the National Headliners Award, and won a Gracie Award. She was also named a Livingston Award finalist in 2021.
Feng graduated cum laude from Duke University with a dual B.A. degree from Duke's Sanford School in Asian and Middle Eastern studies and in public policy.
China's Xi Jinping says he has a peace plan for Ukraine and wants to mediate an end to the war. Ukraine and its neighbors are skeptical.
As Russia's war in Ukraine enters its second year, Beijing has repeatedly said it would broker any cease-fire talks, a proposal Ukrainians are wary of because of China's close ties with Moscow.
Russia has been escalating bombardments of Ukrainian cities this week — attacks Moscow says are aimed at military installations but often hit civilian targets instead.
Authorities have not yet determined the total number of casualties or why the plane went down as debris is seen littered across a mountainside in Guangxi's Teng county.
Dr. Li Wenliang, an ophthalmologist working in Wuhan, died Friday, weeks after he sought to warn his colleagues of the outbreak and then became infected himself.
American schools are advising students to avoid travel to China, and some are working to evacuate students already there. The U.S. issued a "Do Not Travel" advisory for China on Thursday.