Jane Hutcheon became the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's China correspondent in 1995 and remained in the post for five years. Born and raised in Hong Kong, she has long been an intimate observer of China, a family tradition since her great-great-grand-uncle Phineas arrived on the China coast in the mid 1800s. Jane has travelled widely throughout Asia and speaks Cantonese and Mandarin. She is a former presenter of World at Noon on ABC television, and is currently the ABC's Middle East correspondent based in Jerusalem.
From Rice to Riches is Jane's personal journey through China - sharing intimate insights into China's radical transformation. In the process, she discovers that the real China is intense, humorous, cynical and, quite often, bizarre.