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Eliot Chen

Staff Writer



The Science Split?

With a landmark, 44-year-old agreement set to expire at the end of this month, the U.S. is facing one of its biggest China tests: Can the two countries overcome their respective techno-nationalisms and cooperate on the most basic science?

BYD’s Big Moment

BYD’s blink-and-you-miss-it expansion in the last three years has blindsided just about everyone. Today it is the world’s largest producer of electric vehicles, the second largest producer of EV batteries, and China’s best selling car brand, displacing Volkswagen, which had held that title for at...

The Nickel Pickle

Xiang Guangda invested in Indonesia when no one else would. Now, his firm, stainless steel giant Tsingshan Group, is both a leader and something of a gate keeper for the country's nickel industry. But with nickel increasingly needed for EV batteries, the dominance of Tsingshan...