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Eli Binder

Staff Writer


Eli Binder was a staff writer for The Wire. He previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, in Hong Kong and Singapore, as an Overseas Press Club Foundation fellow. Binder graduated from Brown University with a bachelor’s degree in international relations and attended Peking University graduate school, in Beijing.


The Drone Dealer

China’s armed drone business is booming. The country now exports to more countries than anyone else. And when it comes to the future of war, that might present a problem for the United States.

Shots in the Dark

Leaders all across the world have expressed gratitude for China’s ‘vaccine diplomacy’ — especially as the U.S. has been far less forthcoming with its vaccines. But with so little known about the Chinese vaccines — including their efficacy — some say Beijing’s strategy is a...

The Climate Crusaders

John Kerry and Xie Zhenhua were brought out of retirement, in part, because they are seen as uniquely capable of getting the U.S. and China to cooperate on climate change. But when it comes to the world’s two biggest emitters, a rivalry might be just...

Red Curaçao

Curaçao’s fledgling stock exchange intended to attract Latin American companies seeking to raise money from European investors. Instead, Chinese firms came.

The Xinjiang Silence

The American business community is determined not to comment on the Chinese government’s systematic repression of Uyghurs in Xinjiang — atrocities the U.S. government has deemed a genocide. But how long can their silence last?

The Crypto Kid

Earlier this month, rioters at the U.S. Capitol chanted anti-China slogans on a Chinese-owned app. This is the story of how a Chinese cryptocurrency entrepreneur named Justin Sun found his vision for the internet overlapping with far-right extremists.