George Ernest Morrison (1862-1920), also known as Chinese Morrison, was an Australian adventurer and The Times Peking correspondent. He studied at the University of Melbourne. After passing his first year medicine he took a vacation trip down the Murray River. Failing in his next examinations he shipped to the South Sea Islands, and wrote articles on it which appeared in The Age which decided to send Morrison to New Guinea as its special correspondent. After his graduation he travelled extensively in the United States, the West Indies, and Spain, where he became medical officer at the Rio Tinto mine. He then proceeded to Morocco and in 1894 began a journey from Shanghai to Rangoon. From Siam he crossed into southern China and made his way Bangkok. He published his account of this journey in An Australian in China (1895). In 1897 The Times made Morrison resident correspondent at Peking. In 1912 he resigned his position on The Times to become political adviser to the Chinese government. He represented China during the peace discussions at Versailles in 1919.