Join host of ABC TV’s One Plus One and former China correspondent Jane Hutcheon as she discusses China Baby Love, her book about Linda McCarthy Shum, who turned her life upside down to help unwanted babies. For almost two decades, McCarthy Shum has dedicated herself to her cause, travelling and raising money to better care for the orphans – the hidden human aftermath of China’s one-child policy. It’s an extraordinary account of the abandoned children of the world’s most populous nation.

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Jane Hutcheon (Australian)

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Jane Hutcheon is a journalist who presents the interview show One Plus One on ABC TV where she interviews artists, celebrities and people from all walks of life with great stories to tell. A former foreign correspondent based in China, the Middle East and Europe (1995-2008), she has covered international news including wars and disasters. She has worked in radio, magazines and for a brief stint was an anonymous restaurant reviewer. Born and brought up in Hong Kong when it was a British Colony, Jane speaks barely passable Mandarin and Cantonese.