Josephine McDermott is a BBC journalist.
She worked for Trinity Mirror and the London Evening Standard before moving to China in 2007.
There she worked for China Daily, China’s national English-language newspaper, both in Shanghai and Beijing, and worked for Shanghai Television, appearing on a nightly show three times a week.
She was the first blogger for the Daily Telegraph’s Expat section.
At the BBC, she has worked for BBC London (Online, Radio and TV), the Victoria Derbyshire programme and Radio 5 Live and now works for the World Service.
(The views expressed in this blog are those of Josephine McDermott only)