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

Inside Donald Trump’s blacklisting of Huawei: China hardliners prevail in battle between two White House camps

Timing of Huawei punishment ‘suggests strongly that it’s connected to the trade negotiations because there’s no reason why that would have to happen now’.

1 Jun 2019 - 9:36AM

Timing of Huawei punishment ‘suggests strongly that it’s connected to the trade negotiations because there’s no reason why that would have to happen now’.

Inside Donald Trump’s blacklisting of Huawei: China hardliners prevail in battle between two White House camps
Wall Street gripped by fear that Donald Trump’s China tariff escalation will disrupt Apple’s tech supply chain

Even China bulls are shunning the firm, fearful that new tariffs could damage the tech ecosystem and deliver a ‘gut punch’ to the industry, an analyst says.

20 May 2019 - 9:49AM

Even China bulls are shunning the firm, fearful that new tariffs could damage the tech ecosystem and deliver a ‘gut punch’ to the industry, an analyst says.

Wall Street gripped by fear that Donald Trump’s China tariff escalation will disrupt Apple’s tech supply chain
US$1 trillion wiped out of global markets led by tech carnage after China vows tariffs on 5,000 US products in trade war escalation

US tech bellwethers were among the hardest-hit stocks, with Apple and Tesla both dropping more than 5 per cent.

14 May 2019 - 1:07PM

US tech bellwethers were among the hardest-hit stocks, with Apple and Tesla both dropping more than 5 per cent.

US$1 trillion wiped out of global markets led by tech carnage after China vows tariffs on 5,000 US products in trade war escalation
Markets stage comeback after Friday trade war talks, despite Trump’s tariff increase on Chinese goods

US stocks recovered from a weeklong sell-off after the Trump administration followed through with a rise in duties at midnight.

11 May 2019 - 4:41AM

US stocks recovered from a weeklong sell-off after the Trump administration followed through with a rise in duties at midnight.

Markets stage comeback after Friday trade war talks, despite Trump’s tariff increase on Chinese goods
US blocks China Mobile from offering service in America over national security concerns

American regulators vote against the Chinese telecoms company’s application to provide phone service in the US.

10 May 2019 - 10:19PM

American regulators vote against the Chinese telecoms company’s application to provide phone service in the US.

US blocks China Mobile from offering service in America over national security concerns
Trade escalation can further dampen Chinese investment outlook in US after falling to US$5 billion in 2018

Chinese FDI to the US dropped 83 per cent last year to US$5 billion, report shows. Investors facing tough scrutiny turned to VC deals; others pulled out of US.

9 May 2019 - 4:20AM

Chinese FDI to the US dropped 83 per cent last year to US$5 billion, report shows. Investors facing tough scrutiny turned to VC deals; others pulled out of US.

Trade escalation can further dampen Chinese investment outlook in US after falling to US$5 billion in 2018
Huawei will fight US efforts to disqualify lead lawyer James Cole in bank fraud and sanctions case

The US government did not make public why it is seeking to remove James Cole, a former deputy attorney general in the Obama administration.

4 May 2019 - 11:32PM

The US government did not make public why it is seeking to remove James Cole, a former deputy attorney general in the Obama administration.

Huawei will fight US efforts to disqualify lead lawyer James Cole in bank fraud and sanctions case
The trade war rumbles on – but US chip makers are cautiously optimistic despite lingering soft demand

Major US chip companies have moved on from trade war worries that had weighed on business last year. Soft orders are seen continuing as China works through a glut of supply.

4 May 2019 - 11:32PM

Major US chip companies have moved on from trade war worries that had weighed on business last year. Soft orders are seen continuing as China works through a glut of supply.

The trade war rumbles on – but US chip makers are cautiously optimistic despite lingering soft demand
US and China will have many more battles to fight when the trade war ends

Negotiators are focused on resolving a long-running tariff dispute but the conflict between Washington and Beijing extends far beyond sales of soybeans and aluminium.

29 Apr 2019 - 9:56PM

Negotiators are focused on resolving a long-running tariff dispute but the conflict between Washington and Beijing extends far beyond sales of soybeans and aluminium.

US and China will have many more battles to fight when the trade war ends
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 - 4:10AM

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