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Katrina Northrop

Katrina Northrop

Staff Writer

katrina@thewire.media

Articles

Hemmed In

Marjorie Yang has staked much of her textile empire on being socially responsible, and yet her firm, Esquel Group, ended up on the Entity List. Has the U.S. government gone too far by sanctioning Esquel Group? Or does the listing further support the idea that...

Broken Bonds

A whistleblower from one of China’s most powerful banks says its shady dealings highlight how Hong Kong’s financial system is increasingly at the mercy of Beijing.

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...

Weakening Links

LinkedIn is apparently being punished by Chinese internet regulators for not censoring aggressively enough — a particularly inopportune setback for the social media giant's parent company, Microsoft.