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Eliot Chen

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Eliot Chen is a Toronto-based staff writer at The Wire. Previously, he was a researcher at the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Human Rights Initiative and MacroPolo, the in-house think tank of the Paulson Institute. Eliot earned his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, where he won four awards for his thesis on media manipulation and public opinion in China,…

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Eliot Chen is a Toronto-based staff writer at The Wire. Previously, he was a researcher at the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Human Rights Initiative and MacroPolo, the in-house think tank of the Paulson Institute. Eliot earned his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, where he won four awards for his thesis on media manipulation and public opinion in China, including best thesis in the Department of Politics. He was born and raised in Hong Kong, and also speaks Cantonese and Mandarin.

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Articles

Mining’s Malaise

Washington’s $370 billion Inflation Reduction Act was seen as a generational opportunity for miners in the U.S. as well as mineral rich trading partners. But almost two years later, the North American mining industry is in crisis and no closer to chipping away at China's...

Hacking the Hackers

The Chinese hacking company at the center of a major data leak this month has strong connections within China’s cyber security industry and to the country’s leading state-backed research group.

Seoul’s Big Switch

South Korea dominates the world's production of memory chips, but its semiconductor firms have long depended on Chinese manufacturing. With the U.S. now trying to “decouple” the semiconductor industry from China, South Korea faces a significant challenge to reinvent itself.

Can Alibaba Deliver?

Eclipsed overseas by younger e-commerce rivals, Alibaba is relying on a little-known part of its business for its comeback. Cainiao, which focuses on the nitty-gritty of getting packages to customers, is the world’s largest cross-border delivery firm, surpassing both DHL and FedEx by freight volume....

Washington’s Xinjiang Fix

The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, which is now two years old, is one of the most ambitious pieces of human rights legislation ever passed in the United States. But, by banning the import of goods made in Xinjiang, it is also a signifiant trade...