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Eliot Chen

Staff Writer



Reining in Pony.ai?

A look at the self-driving car startup’s emergence and warm welcome in China, and the challenges it faces amid U.S.-China technological decoupling. 

Xi Jinping By the Numbers

Ten years after Xi Jinping ascended to China’s top leadership position, the Chinese Communist Party is a party remade. More than at any point in the post-Mao period, it is an organization constructed around personalistic rule, with power consolidated in the hands of a single...

Date Deception

Thanks to the recent enactment of the Uyghur Forced Labor Protection Act, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol has had its hands full with imports from Xinjiang. The story of one brand of red dates, or jujubes, shows how Xinjiang companies evade scrutiny and end up...