MonaVie manufactures and distributes products made from blended fruit and vegetable juice concentrates, powders and purées through a multi-level marketing (MLM) business model. MonaVie has been the subject of several controversies, notably: health claims for its products have not been scientifically confirmed or approved by regulatory authorities, its CEO was previously involved in false health claims of another beverage, its business plan resembles a pyramid scheme, and few of its distributors make a profit.
I'm an American freelance journalist who has reported on China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Mongolia, and Burma since 1985. I have a B.A. degree in East Asian Studies from Manhattanville College in New York, a master’s degree in International Affairs from The School of International Affairs at Columbia University, and a Certificate in East Asian Studies from Columbia’s East Asian Institute. At various times, I have been on staff at Newsweek, the Far Eastern Economic Review, Kyodo News Service, Eastern Express, Knight-Ridder Financial News and The South China Morning Post. My articles have appeared in publications around the world, including Newsweek, the Far Eastern Economic Review, Asiaweek, the International Herald Tribune, South China Morning Post, Hong Kong Standard, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe, Washington Post, Asian Wall Street Journal, The US News and World Report, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Daily Beast, Global Post and many others. I'm also the author of a dozen travel books on Taiwan and China. I was based in Beijing 1994-2012 and was refused a visa by the Chinese government in 2013, ending my 18-year stint as a foreign correspondent in Beijing. I'm currently a freelance journalist based in Rangoon, Burma.
- Columbia UniversitySchool of International Affairs and Public Administration, 1982 - 1985
- Manhattanville CollegeEast Asian Studies, 1972 - 1974
- Fordham UniversityLincoln Center Campus, 1970 - 1972
- Theodore Roosevelt High School1965 - 1966
- Freelance Journalist, 1996 - presentI'm an American journalist who was based in Beijing from 1994 to 2012. In 2013, the Chinese government refused to grant me a journalist visa, ending my 18 consecutive years as a foreign correspondent in China. In 2014, I moved to Rangoon, Burma, where I'm currently working as a freelance journalist. 自由撰稿人，在台北，香港，北京, 仰光 工作29年。