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A portrait of Kai Strittmatter.
China Correspondent for Süddeutsche Zeitung

Kai Strittmatter is the China correspondent for Süddeutsche Zeitung, he is based in Beijing. In 1994 he began working for Süddeutsche Zeitung, which sent him to Beijing in 1997 as a reporter. After a seven-year interim period in Istanbul, he returned to China in 2012 as a correspondent. Strittmatter is the author of several books on China, Hong Kong and Istanbul. He studied Sinology in Munich, Xi’an and Taipei.