Scott Savitt

Scott Savitt, an American, went to Beijing as an exchange student in 1983. He found himself drawn to the political scene and became the youngest accredited foreign correspondent in China, working for publications such as Asiaweek Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, United Press International, and Beijing Scene. In 2000, he was arrested, jailed, and then deported. He recounts his extraordinary experiences in his memoir Crashing the Party: An American Reporter in China (2016).

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