Chip Rolley is editor of The Drum, the ABC’s opinion and news analysis website (www.abc.net.au/thedrum). He is the former artistic director of Sydney Writers’ Festival and a freelance writer who has worked in Australia, the US and China. His writing has covered contemporary social, cultural and political issues and debate, with a particular focus on literature and Chinese politics and culture. His work has appeared in a variety of publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian and GriffithREVIEW. He is a life member of Sydney PEN.