The Financial Times today announces the appointment of Jamil Anderlini as Beijing bureau chief, effective 1 March. Anderlini was previously Beijing correspondent for four years, and won the prestigious Journalist of the Year title at the Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) Awards in 2010.

Anderlini replaces Geoff Dyer who will be moving to a new post at the FT later this year.

David Pilling, Asia editor, said: “We are delighted to announce that Jamil Anderlini is taking over as Beijing bureau chief. An award-winning journalist with proven ability to get beneath the surface of the China story, he brings our readers the sort of quality analysis and exclusive information they have come to expect from the FT’s coverage of China. I would also like to extend my heartfelt thanks to Geoff Dyer for his tremendous work over the past six years.”

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