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 — is staffed by a diverse, independent group of journalists 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 and balanced reporting, in the pursuit of truth, “without fear or favor.” In doing so, we hope to demonstrate that we are worthy of your time and interest.

Our Team

Illustrations by Kate Copeland

For those interested in reaching our team, with news tips, story ideas or advice about how to improve our publication or its coverage; or eager to write for The Wire, please email us at

Contact Us

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