Amy Wu, a native New Yorker, was a professional journalist for 18 years, including six years in Hong Kong. She then taught journalism from 2011-2013 at Hong Kong’s Shue Yan University, where she focused on social media and mobile journalism. Since 2013, she has been a research assistant at the Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, while pursuing a Ph.D. in journalism and writing for the South China Morning Post and The Huffington Post. She has an undergraduate degree in history from New York University and a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University. She speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese.

  •  July 27, 2015 
A trio of megatrends that could radically change the makeup of cities around the world is about to converge. “You have two very powerful trends,” says John Wilmoth, director of the United Nations Population Division. “There’s aging of population and there’s an urbanization that’s taking place. It’s not only movement to cities, but it’s …
  •  April 22, 2015 
Misao Okama celebrated her 117th birthday on March 5 surrounded by her family, which included great-grandchildren, and congratulatory government officials. This milestone made Okama the world’s oldest woman. She died on April 1. Based on the most recent population forecast and data from the United Nations, it comes as little surprise that the world’s oldest …
  •  February 10, 2015 
While the graying population around the world is rising in countries like Japan and South Korea, along with much of the United States and Europe, other parts of the world — primarily Africa — are experiencing the opposite situation, with young people claiming the majority. The contrast between oldest and youngest populations can be …

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