Tania Branigan is foreign leader writer for The Guardian, having reported from Beijing since 2008.

Tania received her Bachelors from City University London before embarking on a career in journalism at The Guardian in 2000. Tania spent several years as a foreign correspondent in Beijing, focussing on politics, the economy, international relations, crime, social changes, the arts and even sports. Particularly, she is interested in big cultural shifts and how those play out at the level of individuals.

Since 2015 Tania has assumed the role of The Guardian's foreign leader writer in Beijing and has been in charge of producing leading articles that have documented the shifting relationship between China and the West in recent years.