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Published August 22, 2008

Philip Pan
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August 22, 2008

"I think there's a lot going on beneath the surface of this beautiful China that's being displayed. There's a struggle really, underway for the future of the country."

As the Olympics are set to close, Bill Moyers interviews Philip Pan, foreign correspondent and former Beijing bureau chief for the WASHINGTON POST, on how the emerging economic power of China looks from the ground.

Philip Pan

Philip P. Pan is a foreign correspondent for THE WASHINGTON POST and the newspaper's former Beijing bureau chief. During his tour from 2000 to 2007, he won the Livingston Award for Young Journalists in international reporting, the Overseas Press Club's Bob Considine Award for best newspaper interpretation of international affairs, and the Asia Society's Osborn Elliott Prize for excellence in journalism about Asia. He lives with his wife and son in New York, and will begin a new assignment as the Moscow bureau chief for THE POST in 2008.

Philip Pan's new book OUT OF MAO'S SHADOW documents the difficult lives of those changing China from within. From a blind lawyer fighting the one child policy to a real estate maven, made wealthy by the opening up of the economy. Find out more, and read Pan's ongoing blog.

Guest photo by Robin Holland.

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