Paul Raffaele

Paul Raffaele was ABC’s correspondent in China between 1973 and 1975.

Canberra’s recognition of the People’s Republic of China in December 1972 and the subsequent establishment of diplomatic relations resulted in an agreement to permit the stationing of Australian correspondents in Peking (now Beijing). The following year, Paul Raffaele became the first Australian correspondent, and the first foreign broadcaster, accredited to Mao’s China