Jonathan Fenby CBE, Born 11th November 1942 is a journalist, writer and analysist. Fenby’s journalist career started by joining Reuters in 1963. He became editor in 1973 and remained there until 1977. He became chief correspondent for The Economist in both Paris and Bonn from 1998 to 1986 writing three books during that period. He became home editor of The Independent as it launched in 1986 staying for two years, before moving on to deputy editor of The Guardian until 1993 and then to the editorship of The Observer until 1995. In 1995 Fenby moved to Hong Kong to work at the South China Morning Post during the return of Hong Kong to Chinese sovereignty in 2000. On returning to London Fenby was awarded the CBE in the 2000 New Year’s Honours list for services to journalism and has gone on to publish 10 books, many on China the most recent being ‘Tiger Head, Snake Tails: China Today’ (2012) Fenby is currently managing director of the China team of Trusted Sources research service where he also blogs.