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Katrina Northrop

Katrina Northrop

Staff Writer

katrina@thewire.media

Katrina Northrop is a journalist based in Washington, D.C. Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Providence Journal, and SupChina. She earned her Master’s in Global Affairs as a Schwarzman Scholar at Tsinghua University, and earned her bachelor’s degree from Brown University, where she studied International Development, with a focus on China.

Articles

Patriot Games

Did Eric Dai expose a Chinese scheme to steal critical military technology? Or did he steal millions of dollars from a Chinese company by exploiting geopolitical tensions? It's not entirely clear, but Dai's saga hits all the high notes of current U.S.-China tensions, including convoluted...

The Last of the Reformers?

Wang Qishan, China's vice president, was once one of Xi Jinping's closest deputies. But with multiple people in Wang's orbit recently imprisoned or investigated, many think the revered champion of economic reforms has been sidelined. With no obvious successor, the U.S. business community — long...

The Brothers He

A decade ago, Wynn Resorts did a $50 million deal in Macau with two men no one had heard of: Ho Ho and Ho Hoi. For the first time, The Wire is confirming that these were aliases for two brothers from an elite Beijing military...

The $50 Million Question

Ten years ago, as Steve Wynn expanded his gambling empire in Macau, his company made a $50 million payment to two mysterious businessmen, raising eyebrows on both sides of the Pacific. But scrutiny of the deal eventually died down, and Wynn Resorts' Macau operations went...