Charlie Campbell joined TIME eight years ago and is currently East Asia Bureau Chief based out of Shanghai, following stints in Hong Kong and Beijing. After receiving his MA from Glasgow University, Charlie began his reporting career with the Argentina Independent in Buenos Aires and then worked for a series of local newspapers in East London. Following a move to Asia, he initially worked as a travel writer based in Thailand and for exiled Burmese media.
Since joining TIME, Charlie has reported from more than 20 countries and interviewed several Asian world leaders, including Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. Charlie has also reported extensively on North Korea, Myanmar’s democratic transition and global trade and technology with a Chinese perspective. Most recently, he reported and wrote TIME Cover stories on the Christchurch Mosque Shootings, the COVID19 pandemic and an exclusive interview with the Dalai Lama.