Lingling Wei

Chief China Economics Correspondent, The Wall Street Journal

Lingling Wei is an award-winning journalist for The Wall Street Journal. Based in Beijing, she leads a team of reporters who cover all aspects of China's economy and its macroeconomic policies. In the past few years, she has done a series of stories that provide a behind-the-scenes look at Beijing's policy-making process. Most recently, she and her Washington-based partner, Bob Davis, have been leading the coverage of the U.S.-China trade tensions. Lingling is featured in the Journal's "Face of Real News" campaign aimed at celebrating quality journalism. She was a finalist by the Society of Publishers in Asia for its 2017 Journalist of the Year award and was cited by the Overseas Press Club in New York in 2016 for best international business reporting. Before relocating to Beijing in 2011, she was a New York-based real estate reporter for the Journal. From 2001 to 2007, Lingling worked at Dow Jones Newswires and covered a variety of beats from bankruptcy, accounting to Wall Street brokerages. She was a finalist for the Loeb award for enterprise reporting in 2007 and a winner of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers award that year for her subprime-mortgage coverage. Lingling grew up in China and has a M.A. in business journalism from New York University.

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