Mitch Moxley is a Canadian freelance writer based in Beijing. His first book, Apologies to My Censor: The High & Low Adventures of a Foreigner in China, will be published in July 2013 by Harper Perennial.
Mitch writes widely about culture, politics, travel, business and other topics for publications including The Atlantic, The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, TIME, CNN Travel, the Globe and Mail, The Walrus, Foreign Policy, the Guardian and the South China Morning Post. He has filed stories from China, Myanmar, Mongolia, Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines, and his photography has been published in the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, National Post and elsewhere. Mitch has written on a wide range of topics including human trafficking, the legacy of Agent Orange in Vietnam, extreme nationalism in Mongolia and the Chinese environmental movement. He's eaten scorpions, partied with models in Manila and donned the skin of a Second Life avatar - all in the name of journalism.
Mitch is originally from Saskatchewan, Canada, and he holds a masters degree in journalism from the University of Western Ontario, where he won the JM Penny Prize for Investigative Reporting. Previously a business reporter for the National Post newspaper in Toronto, Mitch came to Beijing in 2007 to work at the state-owned China Daily. He covered the 2008 Olympic Games for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation from a desk overlooking the Bird's Nest.
In China, Mitch is known as Mi Gao (米高), which translates to Tall Rice. If he had a dime for every time somebody in China commented on his height, he would be a very wealthy man.
He tweets @mitch_moxley