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Henry Chu new London Bureau chief

June 5, 2008 | 11:21 am

Here's the memo to the staff from Marjorie Miller, Foreign Editor.

With great pleasure, I am announcing that Henry Chu will be our next London Bureau Chief. He replaces Kim Murphy, who will return to the States after two fabulous tours in Moscow and London.

In his decade on Foreign, Henry has served as Bureau Chief in Beijing, Rio de Janeiro and New Delhi. He has covered armed conflicts in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Israel and Iraq, and political conflicts such as the fallout from the 1999 NATO bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Yugoslavia. Henry is a terrific news reporter, but also a wonderful feature writer who has brought us unforgettable Column Ones on Poetry in Pakistan, Sun Tzu’s Art of War from China, the Laborer Librarian from Brazil and—my favorite—Bullied by the Eunuchs from New Delhi. He has written about mental illness and the middle class in the Middle Kingdom; he’s brought us stories from Nepal and Bhutan.

Before joining Foreign, Henry was a transportation and general assignment reporter in Metro, an education reporter in the Valley Edition and a member of Metpro/reporting. He is a graduate of Harvard University with a BA in History and Literature and has served on the board of the Asian-American Journalists Assn.

I look forward to his lovely tales from cooler climes in the British Isles.