Brian E. Zittel has worked for The New York Times and its global edition since 1996. As an editor for the Views pages of the International Herald Tribune in Paris from 2003 to 2009, he commissioned and edited Op-Ed essays, and edited the Letters to the Editor. He transferred to Hong Kong in 2009, becoming the newspaper’s first opinion editor for Asia. In Hong Kong, he commissions and edits Op-Ed articles from the region, with a particular focus on China. He was part of a small team that developed Latitude, the opinion department’s international blog. He is a graduate of New York University.