Mr. Bowring has been based in Asia for thirty-eight years, writing on financial and political issues. Since 1992, he has been an opinion page columnist for the International Herald Tribune and South China Morning Post. He also contributes to other publications, including the Wall Street Journal and Asia Sentinel, a website he founded. For many years prior to 1992, he was with the weekly Far Eastern Economic Review, latterly as editor. He was also previously the Southeast Asia correspondent of the Financial Times.
Before moving to Asia, Mr. Bowring was a journalist for the Investors Chronicle in London and worked as a freelancer in Africa and Australia.
He has an MA from Cambridge University, where he is a fellow commoner of St Catharine’s College.