Julie Chao has been a journalist since 1992 and has made the trans-Pacific move between San Francisco and Beijing four times. She first visited China as a child in 1978 and has lived there for nine of the last 15 years. Most recently, she was the Asia correspondent for Cox Newspapers. Before that she was a metro reporter at the San Francisco Examiner.
Her work has been published in the Wall Street Journal, the Far Eastern Economic Review, Science magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Dallas Morning News and dozens of other newspapers. She received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from U.C. Berkeley and was born in Toronto.