Gerry Shih

New Delhi

South Asia

Education: Stanford University, BA

Gerry Shih is the India Bureau Chief for the Washington Post, covering India and neighboring countries. He previously served as China correspondent until 2020, when his Chinese journalist visa was revoked. Before joining the Post in 2018, he reported for the Associated Press from Beijing, where he covered the Chinese government crackdown in Xinjiang, domestic politics and foreign policy. He has also covered Silicon Valley’s social media companies for Reuters and northern California for The New York Times. Shih attended Stanford University.
Latest from Gerry Shih

India says nationwide birthrates drop below key ‘replacement rate’

The figures were hailed as a heartening signal by government officials and researchers in a country that is expected to overtake China to become the world’s most populous sometime this decade.

November 25, 2021

India arrests prominent human rights activist in Kashmir amid clampdown

The arrest has raised concerns about civil liberties in the restive region.

November 23, 2021

India to repeal farm laws, a rare retreat by Modi in the face of widespread protests

The Indian government on Friday repealed a series of reforms to the country’s agricultural sector, marking a rare political setback for Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of a hotly contested state election.

November 19, 2021

Indian comedian causes stir with Kennedy Center monologue

After Vir Das uploaded a six-minute monologue on "Two Indias" to YouTube this week, it went viral, drawing cheers from liberal politicians, performers and writers, and jeers from nationalistic critics.

November 17, 2021

In India, a government-friendly social media network challenges Twitter

A decade after Twitter emerged as an international platform and helped fuel protest movements that brought down leaders during the Arab Spring, the growth of Koo is a reflection of the growing pressures facing Silicon Valley giants.

November 16, 2021

Delhi considers new lockdown — this time for pollution, not covid

The covid lockdowns are providing Delhi a blueprint to deal with one of the city's most persistent problems.

November 15, 2021

India says it will reach net-zero emissions by 2070. Can renewables meet the growing demand of more than 1 billion people?

How quickly India, as the world’s third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, transitions away from fossil fuels will help determine how much the world can limit planetary warming.

November 4, 2021

WHO grants emergency authorization to India’s Covaxin, which could boost supply for poorer nations

The WHO listing allows India to send Covaxin doses to the U.N.-backed Covax program, an initiative that seeks to ensure that all countries have equitable access to coronavirus vaccines.

November 3, 2021

Indian police detain cricket fans cheering for the other team: Pakistan

In Uttar Pradesh, seven people were detained on suspicion of sedition, state officials and police announced.

October 29, 2021

Religious violence flares up in India and Bangladesh

Religious violence spills into India after one of the worst flare-ups in years in Bangladesh.

October 27, 2021