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 He previously served as China correspondent until 2020, when his Chinese journalist visa was revoked.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’s population overtakes China’s, but numbers mask a bigger story

Within India, fertility rates diverge dramatically from state to state, reflecting a significant north-south divide.

April 14, 2023

India’s top opposition leader Gandhi expelled from Parliament after conviction

The defamation conviction of Rahul Gandhi, which supporters say is politically motivated, also means he cannot run for any elections for the next six years.

March 24, 2023

Indian court sentences opposition leader Gandhi to 2 years in prison

The conviction for defamation is the latest attack on media and the opposition in India, raising fears for the democracy in one of the world's most populous nations.

March 23, 2023

As G-20 meetings come to India, Modi launches a public relations blitz

The campaign seeks to hammer home a message that the prime minister is winning clout and respect for India internationally.

March 21, 2023

Indian officials cut internet for 27 million people amid search for fugitive

The ban for all of Punjab state, as officials searched for Sikh separatist Amritpal Singh, is one of the broadest internet shutdowns in recent years in India.

March 20, 2023

Indian government opposes same-sex marriage, warns of countrywide ‘havoc’

In the clearest indication of its stance on same-sex marriage, the government argued in the Supreme Court that marriage should be defined by Parliament.

March 14, 2023

Indian opposition party spokesman arrested for mocking Modi

The arrest of the Congress party's Pawan Khera after his remarks insulting Modi follows an investigation of BBC offices for a documentary also criticized by the prime minister's supporters.

February 23, 2023

Indian government raids BBC offices in wake of documentary critical of Modi

The raids took place in New Delhi less than a month after Narendra Modi's government censored a BBC documentary deemed critical of the prime minister.

February 15, 2023

Bangladesh seeks new terms for Adani coal electricity deal

The electricity deal charged impoverished and indebted Bangladesh more for power than from comparable coal-fired plants.

February 7, 2023

Hindu mobs, enraged by conversions, attack Christians in India

Christian evangelicals have been stepping up conversions, creating a backlash — and a political opportunity for Hindu nationalists.

February 1, 2023