Jodi Xu Klein, US correspondent

Jodi Xu Klein is an award-winning business journalist with 20 years of experience. She joined the Post in 2017, after a decade based in the US reporting for The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg. She was part of the Time Magazine team that won the Henry R. Luce Award, breaking the China SARS story.
Jodi Xu Klein, US correspondent
Jodi Xu Klein is an award-winning business journalist with 20 years of experience. She joined the Post in 2017, after a decade based in the US reporting for The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg. She was part of the Time Magazine team that won the Henry R. Luce Award, breaking the China SARS story.

Latest from Jodi Xu Klein, US correspondent

Stay nimble and seek regional opportunities to weather the storm, Hong Kong firms told

Former commerce minister Gregory So says key to survive difficult business environment is to ‘stay lean and mean’.

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Stay nimble and seek regional opportunities to weather the storm, Hong Kong firms told

Former commerce minister Gregory So says key to survive difficult business environment is to ‘stay lean and mean’.

Think smarter and carry a bigger stick in Asia, China-watchers urge US President Donald Trump’s administration

Group of analysts and former US officials call on America to turn its attention to developing the technology of the future and building international alliances to address China’s rise.

14 Feb 2019 - 1:53AM
Think smarter and carry a bigger stick in Asia, China-watchers urge US President Donald Trump’s administration

Group of analysts and former US officials call on America to turn its attention to developing the technology of the future and building international alliances to address China’s rise.

US Senator Marco Rubio proposes legislation to counter ‘Made in China 2025’ while top China hands warn White House to ‘course correct’ Beijing relationship

Republican Marco Rubio aims to use China’s industrial policy as a blueprint for fighting ‘a threat to US industry’, while a former state department official and former USTR urge a new course on China.

13 Feb 2019 - 2:40PM
US Senator Marco Rubio proposes legislation to counter ‘Made in China 2025’ while top China hands warn White House to ‘course correct’ Beijing relationship

Republican Marco Rubio aims to use China’s industrial policy as a blueprint for fighting ‘a threat to US industry’, while a former state department official and former USTR urge a new course on China.

‘Still chance of a breakthrough’ in China-US trade war even if Donald Trump holds off on talks with Xi Jinping

Chinese and American officials meeting in Beijing next week might be able to hammer out an agreement in principle to stave off tariff rises, observers say.

8 Feb 2019 - 11:19PM
‘Still chance of a breakthrough’ in China-US trade war even if Donald Trump holds off on talks with Xi Jinping

Chinese and American officials meeting in Beijing next week might be able to hammer out an agreement in principle to stave off tariff rises, observers say.

Donald Trump admits meeting Xi Jinping before the March 1 trade war deadline is ‘unlikely’

The news dashed optimism that the US and China were moving towards a deal before tariffs on Chinese imports rise to 25 per cent on March 2.

8 Feb 2019 - 5:29AM
Donald Trump admits meeting Xi Jinping before the March 1 trade war deadline is ‘unlikely’

The news dashed optimism that the US and China were moving towards a deal before tariffs on Chinese imports rise to 25 per cent on March 2.

FBI ‘ran sting against Huawei in new technology theft case’

Bloomberg Businessweek reported that an executive with Akhan Semiconductor, a US start-up with new glass for smartphone screens, recorded a conversation with Huawei officials at last month’s electronics trade show in Las Vegas.

7 Feb 2019 - 12:37AM
FBI ‘ran sting against Huawei in new technology theft case’

Bloomberg Businessweek reported that an executive with Akhan Semiconductor, a US start-up with new glass for smartphone screens, recorded a conversation with Huawei officials at last month’s electronics trade show in Las Vegas.

China says it will buy more soybeans, but American farmers see a bleak future

Although growers acknowledge ‘encouraging’ pledge from Beijing, they aren’t convinced industry can get back to where it was before trade war began.

6 Feb 2019 - 12:46AM
China says it will buy more soybeans, but American farmers see a bleak future

Although growers acknowledge ‘encouraging’ pledge from Beijing, they aren’t convinced industry can get back to where it was before trade war began.

US lawmakers nominate jailed Uygur Ilham Tohti for Nobel Peace Prize, seeking global pressure on China

The nomination of academic, who is serving a life sentence on separatism-related charges, is the latest effort by US lawmakers to call attention to the mass internment of Uygurs and other alleged human rights abuses in China.

31 Jan 2019 - 2:31PM
US lawmakers nominate jailed Uygur Ilham Tohti for Nobel Peace Prize, seeking global pressure on China

The nomination of academic, who is serving a life sentence on separatism-related charges, is the latest effort by US lawmakers to call attention to the mass internment of Uygurs and other alleged human rights abuses in China.

Huawei’s Sabrina Meng Wanzhou to learn fate in March after US files extradition request

Telecoms firm’s chief financial officer appears in Vancouver court for bail review and learns next court date is March 6, but Canada must decide on US’ extradition request by March 1.

30 Jan 2019 - 11:40AM
Huawei’s Sabrina Meng Wanzhou to learn fate in March after US files extradition request

Telecoms firm’s chief financial officer appears in Vancouver court for bail review and learns next court date is March 6, but Canada must decide on US’ extradition request by March 1.

US charges Chinese telecoms giant Huawei with conspiracy, money laundering

US accuses company of stealing trade secrets from a rival and violating US sanctions against doing business with Iran. Also confirms plan to seek extradition of CFO Meng Wanzhou from Canada.

29 Jan 2019 - 2:31PM
US charges Chinese telecoms giant Huawei with conspiracy, money laundering

US accuses company of stealing trade secrets from a rival and violating US sanctions against doing business with Iran. Also confirms plan to seek extradition of CFO Meng Wanzhou from Canada.

US entrepreneurs make a choice: rewards of doing business in China often outweigh risks of losing trade secrets

Foreign companies are often required to hand over technologies to gain access to the massive Chinese market, a tactic that is a focus of US-China trade talks.

30 Jan 2019 - 12:24PM
US entrepreneurs make a choice: rewards of doing business in China often outweigh risks of losing trade secrets

Foreign companies are often required to hand over technologies to gain access to the massive Chinese market, a tactic that is a focus of US-China trade talks.

US and China join forces to keep nuclear material from Nigeria out of the hands of terrorists

The mission, which included cooperation from six nations, moved highly enriched uranium from a research reactor in the state of Kaduna, which was believed to be a possible target of terrorist groups.

15 Jan 2019 - 11:28PM
US and China join forces to keep nuclear material from Nigeria out of the hands of terrorists

The mission, which included cooperation from six nations, moved highly enriched uranium from a research reactor in the state of Kaduna, which was believed to be a possible target of terrorist groups.

HNA’s US$41 million loss on building sale near Trump Tower is the latest price paid by Chinese firms for Donald Trump’s chokehold on China

The Chinese conglomerate sells its mid-Manhattan office building at a loss little more than two years after buying it.

10 Jan 2019 - 10:51PM
HNA’s US$41 million loss on building sale near Trump Tower is the latest price paid by Chinese firms for Donald Trump’s chokehold on China

The Chinese conglomerate sells its mid-Manhattan office building at a loss little more than two years after buying it.

Chinese acquisitions of US companies plunge 95 per cent in 2018 amid trade war

Major buyers including HNA and Anbang have pulled back since 2016 as Beijing looked to bring capital back to encourage domestic growth.

10 Jan 2019 - 1:49PM
Chinese acquisitions of US companies plunge 95 per cent in 2018 amid trade war

Major buyers including HNA and Anbang have pulled back since 2016 as Beijing looked to bring capital back to encourage domestic growth.

America’s EB-5 investor visa programme backlog is putting Chinese capital at risk

EB-5 investors fall victim to programme’s popularity as US$17 billion is up to be reinvested without clear guidelines. Missteps could lead to big capital losses and backlash from investors, disrupting a programme that supporters say has helped create millions of American jobs.

29 Dec 2018 - 3:07AM
America’s EB-5 investor visa programme backlog is putting Chinese capital at risk

EB-5 investors fall victim to programme’s popularity as US$17 billion is up to be reinvested without clear guidelines. Missteps could lead to big capital losses and backlash from investors, disrupting a programme that supporters say has helped create millions of American jobs.

China accused by US and allies of ‘massive hacking campaign to steal trade secrets and technologies’

The countries accused China of efforts to steal other nations’ trade secrets and compromise government computers, claims Beijing described as ‘fabricating facts’.

22 Dec 2018 - 1:08AM
China accused by US and allies of ‘massive hacking campaign to steal trade secrets and technologies’

The countries accused China of efforts to steal other nations’ trade secrets and compromise government computers, claims Beijing described as ‘fabricating facts’.

US investor appetite grows for Chinese stocks despite market bloodbath and trade worries

US funds have continued to add Chinese shares to their holdings in recent months as local investors exit. ‘Bottom line is, we are bullish on Chinese stocks,’ says T Rowe Price equity CIO Justin Thomson.

20 Dec 2018 - 6:23AM
US investor appetite grows for Chinese stocks despite market bloodbath and trade worries

US funds have continued to add Chinese shares to their holdings in recent months as local investors exit. ‘Bottom line is, we are bullish on Chinese stocks,’ says T Rowe Price equity CIO Justin Thomson.

Chinese tech start-ups are tapping into Southeast Asia amid tough relations with US in trade war, NYSE executive says

‘Southeast Asia is one of those areas where it has been explored before, but now there is that new focus,’ says Betty Liu, executive vice-chairwoman at NYSE. A shift would challenge US markets to draw more companies from China, which has become a growth engine.

24 Jan 2019 - 6:35PM
Chinese tech start-ups are tapping into Southeast Asia amid tough relations with US in trade war, NYSE executive says

‘Southeast Asia is one of those areas where it has been explored before, but now there is that new focus,’ says Betty Liu, executive vice-chairwoman at NYSE. A shift would challenge US markets to draw more companies from China, which has become a growth engine.

Arrest of Huawei’s Sabrina Meng Wanzhou signals trouble for US tech companies doing business with China

US federal prosecutors will ‘want to know whether [suppliers] knew or had reason to know these violations occurred’, an analyst said.

12 Dec 2018 - 8:55PM
Arrest of Huawei’s Sabrina Meng Wanzhou signals trouble for US tech companies doing business with China

US federal prosecutors will ‘want to know whether [suppliers] knew or had reason to know these violations occurred’, an analyst said.

US stocks plunge as details of Donald Trump-Xi Jinping meeting fail to assuage investors on trade war

‘Narrow agreements and modest concessions in their ongoing trade dispute will not bridge the wide gulf,’ analysts said.

5 Dec 2018 - 10:30AM
US stocks plunge as details of Donald Trump-Xi Jinping meeting fail to assuage investors on trade war

‘Narrow agreements and modest concessions in their ongoing trade dispute will not bridge the wide gulf,’ analysts said.

Argentina reaches deal at G20 to export cherries to China, with pork and honey negotiations in works

American cherries were among the agricultural products targeted by Beijing in the trade war, with China increasing tariffs on the fruit.

2 Dec 2018 - 11:04PM
Argentina reaches deal at G20 to export cherries to China, with pork and honey negotiations in works

American cherries were among the agricultural products targeted by Beijing in the trade war, with China increasing tariffs on the fruit.

Argentina denies White House claim that it agrees with US over ‘predatory’ China trade policies, saying that was just Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ own view

Argentine official rejects White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ claim that Argentina’s views were in line with Trump’s regarding China’s trade practices. That has now been denied by an Argentine official who spoke to the South China Morning Post.

1 Dec 2018 - 11:28PM
Argentina denies White House claim that it agrees with US over ‘predatory’ China trade policies, saying that was just Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ own view

Argentine official rejects White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ claim that Argentina’s views were in line with Trump’s regarding China’s trade practices. That has now been denied by an Argentine official who spoke to the South China Morning Post.

Interconnected spirit at Buenos Aires art museum stands out amid nationalism’s rise ahead of G20

Brazilian artist Tarsila Do Amaral's ‘cannibalism painting’ is a symbol of diversity and inclusiveness in Latin America.

30 Nov 2018 - 6:34AM
Interconnected spirit at Buenos Aires art museum stands out amid nationalism’s rise ahead of G20

Brazilian artist Tarsila Do Amaral's ‘cannibalism painting’ is a symbol of diversity and inclusiveness in Latin America.

Amid trade war, Argentina sees opportunities with both US and China

The G20 host country has benefited from the disrupted soybean market, both becoming the leading importer of US soybeans and selling more of its own to China.

30 Nov 2018 - 2:28PM
Amid trade war, Argentina sees opportunities with both US and China

The G20 host country has benefited from the disrupted soybean market, both becoming the leading importer of US soybeans and selling more of its own to China.

‘Peking turkey’? At Thanksgiving in the United States, it’s on at least one Chinese menu

Chinese restaurants in New York and Washington decide whether to cater to American holiday traditions, or not.

23 Nov 2018 - 9:45AM
‘Peking turkey’? At Thanksgiving in the United States, it’s on at least one Chinese menu

Chinese restaurants in New York and Washington decide whether to cater to American holiday traditions, or not.

US plans to restrict foreign investments in AI and biotech may curb China’s tech ambitions

Commerce Department proposes to expand review of foreign merger and acquisition deals to emerging technology sectors, as US increasingly regards China a primary national security threat.

21 Nov 2018 - 11:20PM
US plans to restrict foreign investments in AI and biotech may curb China’s tech ambitions

Commerce Department proposes to expand review of foreign merger and acquisition deals to emerging technology sectors, as US increasingly regards China a primary national security threat.

US-China breakthrough at G20 meeting is unlikely since tensions go beyond trade, analyst says

Moody’s, which tracks geopolitical risks globally, expects the strain between the world’s two largest economies to escalate and more tariffs to be imposed.

17 Nov 2018 - 5:25AM
US-China breakthrough at G20 meeting is unlikely since tensions go beyond trade, analyst says

Moody’s, which tracks geopolitical risks globally, expects the strain between the world’s two largest economies to escalate and more tariffs to be imposed.

Under new US bill, China could face punishment over Xinjiang Uygur camps

The bipartisan legislation urges the Trump administration to take a stronger line against Chinese crackdown on minority Muslims, with one of the bill’s sponsors saying: ‘Chinese government officials should be held accountable for their complicity in this evil.’

17 Nov 2018 - 5:25AM
Under new US bill, China could face punishment over Xinjiang Uygur camps

The bipartisan legislation urges the Trump administration to take a stronger line against Chinese crackdown on minority Muslims, with one of the bill’s sponsors saying: ‘Chinese government officials should be held accountable for their complicity in this evil.’

Unilever, Colgate-Palmolive ‘consider bidding for Chinese consumer-product company for up to US$1 billion’

Citigroup, sources say, is advising on the possible sale of Weimeizi, as global conglomerates continue to see China as a key market despite trade-war tensions.

9 Nov 2018 - 11:20PM
Unilever, Colgate-Palmolive ‘consider bidding for Chinese consumer-product company for up to US$1 billion’

Citigroup, sources say, is advising on the possible sale of Weimeizi, as global conglomerates continue to see China as a key market despite trade-war tensions.

Bloomberg’s report of China hacking comes in for a new round of scepticism

A month after ‘The Big Hack’ was published, questions are raised about the extent of its investigation, with some key allegations attributed to single anonymous sources.

7 Nov 2018 - 3:54PM
Bloomberg’s report of China hacking comes in for a new round of scepticism

A month after ‘The Big Hack’ was published, questions are raised about the extent of its investigation, with some key allegations attributed to single anonymous sources.

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