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), Question Time and BBC World and is now a producer on the Victoria Derbyshire programme.
(The views expressed in this blog are those of Josephine McDermott only)