The Wire is a digital news magazine dedicated to understanding and explaining one of the biggest stories of our time: China’s economic rise, and its influence on global business, finance, trade, labor and the environment.

The weekly publication — founded by David Barboza, who earned two Pulitzer Prizes while serving as the Shanghai correspondent for The New York Times — relies on a diverse, independent group of journalists and columnists stationed around the globe. Many of them have years of experience covering China and its evolving relationship with the rest of the world.

Our mission is to provide accurate, balanced, and thoughtful reporting, in the pursuit of truth, “without fear or favor.” We are also dedicated to bringing you diverse viewpoints and ideas, with our columns, book recommendations and Q&A interviews. In doing so, we hope to demonstrate that we are worthy of your time and interest.

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The Wire
P.O. Box 990602
Boston, MA 02199