Lingling Wei


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Lingling Wei


The Wall Street Journal

Lingling Wei is an award-winning senior China correspondent, who was based in the Wall Street Journal’s Beijing bureau from 2011 to report on changes in her homeland until China expelled Journal reporters in 2020.

Wei's coverage focused on China's policy-making process and key political and economic decision makers. She and Bob Davis co-wrote Superpower Showdown, a history of the U.S.-China trade and economic stand-off, which HarperCollins nominated for a Pulitzer prize. 


Hailing from a farm province in southeastern China, Wei came of age as a reporter in New York, where she earned an M.A. in journalism from NYU and got her start covering U.S. real estate and finance.

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