Shuli Hu, China, is managing editor of Caijing (Business & Finance Review), a magazine she helped start in China in 1998.
Five years later, Hu and her magazine are pioneering Western-style investigative reporting in a country where all but a handful of media are owned and run by the state. In 2000, Caijing reported on insider trading and stock manipulation by 10 Chinese brokerages. A year later the magazine investigated share-ramping schemes. Other reports have set off scandals over false accounting and poor corporate governance and have led regulators to crack down on investment trusts caught manipulating the market. Her reporting won journalism fellowships in the United States in 1987 and 1994, the World Press Institute Fellowship and the Knight Fellowship at Stanford University, respectively. In 2001, Business Week recognized Hu as one of the “50 Stars of Asia.”