Valentin Schmid is the business editor of The Epoch Times, the English edition of the largest Chinese newspaper independent of the Communist Party.
The Epoch Times was founded in 2003 and publishes in 21 languages in 35 countries across five continents.
Mr. Schmid has become a recognized expert on the Chinese economy by focusing on crucial issues often overlooked or misunderstood by mainstream media: inefficient debt-financed growth, the inability to innovate, capital flight, and the real story behind China’s exchange rate mechanism and huge foreign exchange reserves.
Mr. Schmid has correctly predicted the resulting volatility in the Chinese economy in his articles, as well as on-the-record speeches before doubt about the Chinese economic miracle became mainstream over the last few years. He is ranked in the 99.99 percentile on Klout.com for China expertise.
In addition to China, Mr. Schmid is an expert in Austrian economics, gold, and cryptocurrencies, which he has been covering since 2013. He is ranked at 115th place of the world’s top influential business journalists, according to RichTopia.
Before joining The Epoch Times in New York in 2012, Mr. Schmid was a portfolio manager with BNP Paribas Investment Partners in Amsterdam, Paris, London, and Hong Kong.
Mr. Schmid holds an MA in philosophy and economics from the University of Edinburgh.