Li Yuan

The Wall Street Journal

@LiYuan6

  • China Technology Columnist at The Wall Street Journal.
  • Has covered U.S. telecom and mobile industries, and edited the Chinese edition of WSJ.com.
  • Holds a MA in International Relations from George Washington University, and an MA in Journalism from Columbia.
The New New World: The Huawei Executive’s Arrest Is Igniting Fear. The U.S. Should Take Notice.

Dec 10

Chinese tech entrepreneurs are rethinking their business trips and their American ties. They could instead be valuable allies in the drive to bring more freedom to China.

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Arrest Shakes Huawei as Global Skepticism of Its Business Grows

Dec 6

A shopping mall in Shanghai on Thursday. China sees Huawei as a main driver of its ambitions for technological leadership. But much of the world sees it as a potential conduit for espionage and sabotage.

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How Cheap Labor Drives China’s A.I. Ambitions

Nov 25

Workers at the headquarters of Ruijin Technology Company in Jiaxian, in central China’s Henan Province. They identify objects in images to help artificial intelligence make sense of the world.

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Crazy Work Hours and Lots of Cameras: Silicon Valley Goes to China

Nov 5

A group of Silicon Valley executives went to China and discovered a parallel tech universe that can be equally impressive, alienating and dystopian.

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Private Businesses Built Modern China. Now the Government Is Getting Involved.

Oct 3

Taxes are rising. Regulation is tightening. State-run firms are ascendant. That could spell problems for a country where economic growth is slowing.

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China Censors Bad Economic News Amid Signs of Slower Growth

Sep 28

A market on the outskirts of Harbin, China. Negative economic news could undermine the careful message that Chinese officials have tried to transmit to the public in recent months.

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Alibaba’s Jack Ma, China’s Richest Man, to Retire From Company He Co-Founded

Sep 7

In an interview, Mr. Ma said it was “the beginning of an era” for him and that he planned to focus on philanthropy in education.

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The New New World: China’s Internet Obsesses Over Arrest of JD.com Founder Richard Liu

Sep 3

The furor over Mr. Liu’s legal troubles reflects China’s fascination with self-made tech tycoons, who have become symbols of the country’s rise as a global power.

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Chinese Billionaire Arrested in Minnesota in Sexual Misconduct Case

Sep 2

Richard Liu, the founder of the retailing giant JD.com, was accused of criminal sexual conduct. His company says a false accusation was made.

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Customers Died. Will That Be a Wake-up Call for China’s Tech Scene?

Aug 29

The rape and killing of two women using a ride-hailing service owned by Didi Chuxing should be a shock to an industry that has long prized growth over users.

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China’s Consumption Downgrade: Skip Avocados, Cocktails and Kids

Aug 22

Amid an economic slowdown and the trade war with the U.S., many Chinese consumers are cutting back. That could be bad news for the global economy.

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The Week In Tech: Infowars and China’s Great Firewall

Aug 10

As exasperating as the debate about tech giants’ role in policing content may be for Americans, people in China can only dream of having such discussions.

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The New New World: A Generation Grows Up in China Without Google, Facebook or Twitter

Aug 6

Many foreign internet giants are blocked, leaving some young Chinese to wonder what those services even are — and reinforcing Beijing’s ideological control.

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For a Return to China, Google Is Said to Build a Censored Search Engine

Aug 1

Google withdrew from China in 2010 to protest the country’s censorship. Now the internet giant is working on a search engine that complies with Chinese censorship rules.

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Latest Sign of China’s Slowdown: A Technology Cash Crunch

Jul 16

Long awash in money, the country’s start-up scene has seen an unprecedented downturn. That could be a bad sign for the rest of the Chinese economy.

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Why Made in China 2025 Will Succeed, Despite Trump

Jul 4

The modernization push will proceed even if the White House finds a way to hinder the Beijing-led effort to propel its businesses into the next century.

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As Trade Fight Looms, China Turns Censors on Its Own Policies

Jun 26

The White House is moving ahead with tariffs on China, and Beijing has refused to back down, raising the specter of a fullblown trade war between the world’s two biggest economies.

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China Mines Silicon Valley for Chinese Tech Talent

Jun 26

China’s government and businesses are trying to attract top-caliber technical workers, particularly U.S.-based Chinese professionals. Silicon Valley is a prime target.

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The New New World: Near-Collapse of ZTE May Be China’s Sputnik Moment

Jun 10

The tech giant’s experience made many people in China see how far the country still has to go. “We realized that China’s prosperity was built on sand.”

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Forget Millennials, the Internet's Most Wanted Users Are Older---and Poorer

Mar 22

In a hunt for fresh growth, China’s internet companies are looking to lower-income users in lower-tier cities with lower internet-service penetration.

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Forget Millennials, the Internet's Most Wanted Users Are Older---and Poorer

Mar 22

In a hunt for fresh growth, China’s internet companies are looking to lower-income users in lower-tier cities with lower internet service penetration.

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Pricier Than Apple? Xiaomi's Hot Again, and Investors Could Get Burned

Mar 15

Back in 2014, Chinese smartphone-maker Xiaomi became the most valuable startup in the world, but its star dimmed after missing sales targets. Now back on track, Xiaomi is looking at an IPO with valuations ranging between $80 billion and $200 billion. Is it in…

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The Godfathers of Chinese Tech Get an Offer They Can't Refuse - Wall Street Journal

Mar 8

Wall Street Journal The Godfathers of Chinese Tech Get an Offer They Can't Refuse Wall Street Journal Then picture, on the government side, a State of the Union address filled with goodies for the tech sector. That's what Premier Li Keqiang did in his annual …

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Facebook, Take Note: In China’s ‘New Era,’ the Communist Party Comes First

Nov 2

American technology leaders such as Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Apple’s Tim Cook should recognize that China is entering a “new era” in which, according to President Xi Jinping’s policy blueprint, the Communist Party will be supreme.

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Beijing Pushes for a Direct Hand in China’s Big Tech Firms

Oct 11

The Chinese government is pushing some of its biggest tech companies—including Tencent, Weibo and a unit of Alibaba—to give the state a stake in them and a direct role in corporate decisions.

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