Interim Beijing bureau chief Education: Stanford University, BA Gerry Shih is the interim bureau chief in Beijing for The Washington Post. He previously covered China as a Beijing correspondent for the Associated Press. Before that, Shih was based in San Francisco, where he wrote about Silicon Valley and California politics for Reuters and the New York Times. Foreign languages spoken: Chinese, Japanese, Spanish
Bannon has emerged as one of the biggest champions of businessman Guo Wengui, who casts himself as an anti-communist dissident, even as other critics of the Chinese government have grown skeptical of his claims.