Richard Burger has more than 23 years of combined journalism and corporate communications experience and holds a Master's degree in Journalism from New York University. Along with working as an editor for the Chinese newspaper The Global Times in Beijing, he was a copywriter for Prentice-Hall books, a correspondent for the Fairchild News Syndicate and The Enterprise newspaper in Maryland, and was a contributor to the Baltimore Sun. He worked as a communications specialist for more than eight years in Greater China, with nearly four years spent in Beijing, and played a key role promoting the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
His blog, The Peking Duck, was started in 2002 and was one of the first blogs in China. For ten years Burger has blogged about social, political and cultural issues in China and has a wide audience of readers around the world.