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Demetri Sevastopulo

U.S.-China Correspondent, Financial Times


Demetri covers all aspects of U.S.-China relations, ranging from foreign policy, security and intelligence to trade, technology and business. Over two decades at the FT, he has also served as Washington Bureau Chief, U.S. Politics Correspondent, Pentagon & CIA Correspondent, South China Correspondent and Washington Business Correspondent. He also spent four years in Hong Kong as FT Asia News Editor, running the news operations in the region. Demetri began his career as an emerging markets currency derivatives trader at Citibank in Japan. He graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a degree in finance, and has an MA in East Asian studies from Harvard University. He also studied at Beijing University, and Sophia University in Tokyo. He speaks near-native Japanese, rusty Mandarin Chinese and basic Cantonese. He was born and raised in Ireland.

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