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Name Manuela Silverstein Zoninsein
Title China Correspondent
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NYC, NY 10018 USA
Phone +1-919-975-5182
Phone Type Work
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About Me I’m a Brazilian-American writer who covers Greater China from Beijing and Taipei, with a focus on the environment, clean technology and agriculture. Today I am the China correspondent for ClimateWire and the Engineering News-Record, and contribute regularly to Newsweek and Monocle. From 2008 to 2009, I served as dining editor of Time Out Beijing, and between 2009 and 2010 I was Asia Bureau Chief for Dell’s launch of the “Take Your Own Path” platform for Chinese SMBs. In total, my writing has been published in nearly 30 publications, including The New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler and Slate. Emerging powers, especially China and Brazil, and how they address environmental challenges, are my passion. I am currently studying food security and climate change through the MSc program in Modern Chinese Studies at Oxford University; before this, I received start-up funding for AgriGate, a business intelligence newsletter focused on the agricultural technology landscape, from the Center for Leadership Initiatives. A native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, I grew up in Evanston, Illinois, and spent a year working on the commodities exchange floor of the Chicago Board of Trade before moving east to attend Harvard University. There, I received a degree in Social Studies and a Certificate in Latin American Studies. After a stint at the Council on Foreign Relations in Latin America Studies, I moved to China as a Princeton-in-Asia fellow at the China Foreign Affairs University (CFAU), where I began studying Mandarin intensively. I am fluent in Portuguese and Spanish, and recently completed my third year of intensive Mandarin studies at the National Taiwan University in Taipei, supported by a HuaYu Scholarship from the Taiwanese Ministry of Education.