Kit Gillet is a British freelance journalist currently based in Bucharest, Romania.

A former features writer for the South China Morning Post, Kit’s work now appears regularly in the international press, for publications including The New York Times, The Guardian, The Financial Times, The Economist, Politico, Foreign Policy, Monocle, The Toronto Star, the Observer magazine, the International Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the Los Angeles Times, Daily Telegraph, Christian Science Monitor, New Statesman and CNN, among others.

He has reported from China, Vietnam, Mongolia, the Philippines, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine and other countries on a wide range of topics, including the end of nomadic life in Mongolia, the difficult lives of the wives of homosexual men in China, and the denationalization of Chinese industries.

He arrived in Asia in 2005 and wrote and contributed towards several travel books and local publications before joining China International Business, one of China’s leading English-language publications in 2007, as editor rising to senior editor. He was at China International Business throughout the height of the global financial crisis, reporting on the impact of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the unprecedented Chinese government stimulus plan and rising fear of a China property bubble, before joining the South China Morning Post’s Beijing bureau.

As well as freelance writing assignments, Kit has also worked on video projects for the likes of The New York Times, Asia Society, GlobalPost and Dragon Television in Hong Kong, on subjects ranging from the fate of old Beijing neighborhoods, the tree planting and impact of desertification on people’s lives in Inner Mongolia, and a series on traditional Chinese musicians and instruments.

He has appeared as a commentator on the BBC World Service, Al Jazeera, France 24, Radio 5Live, CBC Radio, ABC, RTÉ Radio, Monocle, and others.

Kit is available for commissions and is contactable on He tweets at @KitGillet