Writer & Journalist

Work Experience

The Wall Street Journal

China Politics and General News Reporter (2017-present) Conducted an investigation into forced labor in Xinjiang textile and food supply chains, prompting academic research and an ongoing U.S. government review of policy response.  Broke the news in 2018 that the Vatican and Beijing had reached a landmark deal on bishop appointments. Interviewed newsmakers including Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, U.S. Ambassador Terry Branstad and Cardinal Joseph Zen, as well as Chinese dissidents and human-rights activists.

China Technology Reporter (2015-2017) Several years before the U.S.-China trade war broke out, wrote in-depth reports on China's nascent semiconductor industry, including the first interview by a foreign reporter with officials of China's controversial national semiconductor investment fund. Broke the news in 2015 of Tsinghua Unigroup's $23 billion bid to acquire U.S. chipmaker Micron, an early sign of China's chip ambitions. Interviewed newsmakers including Baidu's Robin Li, Xiaomi's Lei Jun, Didi Chuxing's Cheng Wei.

Taiwan Technology Reporter (2012-2015) Covered key smartphone and PC contract manufacturers and component suppliers, breaking news on new products from major companies including Apple, Microsoft, Google. Covered cross-strait relations, the Sunflower Movement takeover of the legislature by student protesters, the 2014 elections, and the 2014 riots in Vietnam targeting Chinese and Taiwanese factories.

Freelance Journalist

The Los Angeles Times, Discovery News, KBIA Radio (2010-2011) Pitched and reported articles. Shot photos.


Gerald Loeb Award, International Reporting, 2018

SOPA Award, Investigative Reporting, 2018

Overseas Press Club Foundation, Standard & Poor's Award for Economic and Business Reporting, 2012


University of Missouri, Bachelor's dual degree in Economics and Convergence Journalism