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Barry Kalb was born in Washington, D.C.. He started his career in 1967 as a journalist in the Washington Evening Star after earning a bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania State University and a master of journalism degree from The University of California, Berkeley. Before moving into Hong Kong in 1975, he covered the governmental and anti-war chaos of the late 1960s, and later the Watergate event. There he also covered the wake of the Vietnam War, and, as a CBS News correspondent, turned his attempts to China, covering the deaths of Zhou Enlai and Mao Zedong, the arrest of the Gang of Four, and also the beginnings of this repudiation of Mao's Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. He joined Time Magazine in 1979 covering the homecoming visit of Pope John Paul II to Poland in 1980, along with the beginnings of the Solidarity movement in 1981. He was moved to Italy, in which he covered the assassination of the pope, and the defeat of domestic terrorism. After two decades back in the United States, he and his family returned to Hong Kong, and they have stayed in Asia. Kalb worked as an editor for the Voice of America agency, and taught reporting and news writing in Hong Kong University's Journalism and Media Studies Centre. He conducts workshops on great English-language writing into Bhutan for non-native English speakers out of Beijing. He and his wife divide their time between Phuket and Hong Kong.
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Barry Kalb is rated 10 out of 10 based on 3 reviews.