Beijing-based Brian Yang is a senior writer in charge of overall China coverage within the APAC Pharma news team. A veteran journalist, he has written extensively on pharmaceutical R&D, regulatory affairs and market access for PharmAsia News. Brian’s intimate industry knowledge and in-depth analysis has won wide praise and helped secure exclusive interviews with top biopharma executives.
He has led a team of writers to provide industry-leading coverage on key issues such as multi-regional clinical trials, priority reviews and go-to-market strategies in a highly-dynamic and fast-changing market, with the on-the-ground coverage consistently ranked among the top-read in PharmAsia News.
Prior to joining Informa, Brian worked as a foreign affairs correspondent for two TV networks and web editor for an international radio station. Trilingual in Mandarin Chinese, English and Japanese, he obtained his BA degree from China and an MA degree from Japan.
Latest From Brian Yang
One year after the first cases of a novel coronavirus emerged in Wuhan, a team from the World Health Organization has arrived in the city to investigate its origin. Meanwhile, mixed results are reported for some of the leading Chinese vaccines being developed to fight the pandemic still wreaking global havoc.
China's innovative drug makers step into the spotlight by grabbing green lights for cancer drugs in the country's latest batch of product approvals.
BeiGene has teamed up with Novartis to take its PD-1 antibody global after an earlier major deal with Celgene was terminated following the BMS acquisition, and amid intense market and pricing competition in the immuno-oncology sector in China.
China's latest round of reimbursement decisions show multinationals including AstraZeneca, BMS and Roche won’t be receiving national coverage for their latest immuno-oncology drugs any time soon.
State-owned China National Biotec Group becomes the first to get the greenlight for its inactivated virus-based vaccine to prevent COVID-19.
Conditional approval guidelines were issued just days before regulators cleared a vaccine developed by state-owned China National Biotec Group.