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

China expected to resume role as driver for global economy, BlackRock says

Beijing’s fiscal and monetary policies have started to show results, according to the investment firm’s researchers.

19 Apr 2019 - 6:52AM

Beijing’s fiscal and monetary policies have started to show results, according to the investment firm’s researchers.

China expected to resume role as driver for global economy, BlackRock says
US and China’s mutual distrust is hampering tech innovation, experts fear

‘Science collaborations typically live beyond politics,’ the director of Columbia University’s Data Science Institute said at a conference in New York.

12 Apr 2019 - 10:45AM

‘Science collaborations typically live beyond politics,’ the director of Columbia University’s Data Science Institute said at a conference in New York.

US and China’s mutual distrust is hampering tech innovation, experts fear
Chinese telecoms giant Huawei was under secret US surveillance, US fraud hearing told

US authorities plan to use covertly gathered information in case charging the company with violating Iran sanctions. The US obtained the information via ‘electronic surveillance and physical search’, but gave no details.

5 Apr 2019 - 11:30PM

US authorities plan to use covertly gathered information in case charging the company with violating Iran sanctions. The US obtained the information via ‘electronic surveillance and physical search’, but gave no details.

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei was under secret US surveillance, US fraud hearing told
Chinese tech faces an innovation reality check as the economy cools and start-ups stumble

Even after a banner year for venture capital funding, some investors predict that as many as 90 per cent of Chinese tech start-ups are doomed to fail.

2 Apr 2019 - 12:36AM

Even after a banner year for venture capital funding, some investors predict that as many as 90 per cent of Chinese tech start-ups are doomed to fail.

Chinese tech faces an innovation reality check as the economy cools and start-ups stumble
Huawei pleads not guilty to US charges of bank fraud and violating Iran sanctions in case that triggered a global firestorm

The world’s largest telecoms equipment maker also faces charges of obstructing justice, becoming a lightning rod for the Trump administration’s tough China policies.

15 Mar 2019 - 10:10PM

The world’s largest telecoms equipment maker also faces charges of obstructing justice, becoming a lightning rod for the Trump administration’s tough China policies.

Huawei pleads not guilty to US charges of bank fraud and violating Iran sanctions in case that triggered a global firestorm
US calls China one of the worst regimes for human rights in 2018 due to ‘abuse and torture of Uygur Muslims in Xinjiang’

The State Department’s annual human rights report cites Beijing’s systematic internment of its minorities, and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Beijing is ‘in a league of its own when it comes to human rights violations’

14 Mar 2019 - 10:45PM

The State Department’s annual human rights report cites Beijing’s systematic internment of its minorities, and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Beijing is ‘in a league of its own when it comes to human rights violations’

US calls China one of the worst regimes for human rights in 2018 due to ‘abuse and torture of Uygur Muslims in Xinjiang’
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’.

21 Feb 2019 - 9:18PM

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Huawei’s Sabrina Meng Wanzhou to learn fate in March after US files extradition request
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 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 charges Chinese telecoms giant Huawei with conspiracy, money laundering
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

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

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.

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

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

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
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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

‘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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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