Zhao Jinglun, a 1981 Nieman Fellow, died on January 24, 2015. He was 90.
Jinglun, the first Nieman Fellow from mainland China, was a columnist for the Hong Kong Economic Journal and The China Internet Information Center, a news site sanctioned by the Chinese government. He contributed articles to the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Christian Science Monitor and the Miami Herald.
Jinglun was also an academic; during his life he held a number of university research posts, including ones at Harvard’s John Fairbank Center and at SUNY-Albany’s Rockefeller Institute of Government.
In 2014 he authored a reference book called “The World Mirror,” which provides in-depth analysis of major international issues, especially the United States’ role on the world stage.