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Katrina Northrop

Katrina Northrop

Staff Writer

katrina@thewire.media

Articles

The PLA’s Unlikely Wingman

AVIC, China’s aerospace behemoth, has been known to steal U.S. trade secrets. But it's also been allowed to buy them. After the 2008 financial crisis, AVIC went on a U.S. buying spree that some say allowed the PLA to quickly modernize. Others say it was...

Tearing Up TikTok

TikTok is widely known for two things: frivolous dance videos beloved by teens, and being a potential Trojan horse for the Chinese government to sneak its way into America's national security interests. But it's also something else: the world's first truly global internet company. With...