I am an award-winning freelance tech journalist based in Taipei, Taiwan. Before this, I was a reporter/producer at Deutsche Welle's Taipei Bureau, I produced videos for DW's English TV program and wrote articles for its Mandarin website.
Prior to this, I was Voice of America's Taiwan correspondent and a technology reporter at Business Weekly (商周) , covering the intersection of tech and geopolitics with a focus on the U.S.-China decoupling and Taiwan's semiconductor industry. At Business Weekly, I looked into why is the world's biggest contract chip-maker TSMC such a success and how it competed with Samsung.
I was part of the Business Weekly team covering Frozen China: how shutdown of China in 2020 affected Taiwanese business, which was given The SOPA 2021 Award for Excellence in Reporting Breaking News. I also worked with the team on Taiwanese firms moving manufacturing capacities back to Taiwan due to the Trade War, which won the 2018 Modern Business Reporting Award in Taiwan.
My video work has been broadcast on NBC Out, Business Insider, AJ+, Military Times, Defense News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and U.S. News & World Report. My writing in Chinese has also been published on Initium Media (端傳媒) and The News Lens.
I enjoy collaborating with journalists around different places. I have worked as a local fixer with contributing bylines for The New York Times and TIME Magazine. I was also responsible for collecting Covid responses and solutions in Asia for Outriders' international journalism collaboration.
I graduated from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, where I produced a feature story on a WWII Japanese-American veteran. The piece won the 2018 Asian American Journalists Association Student Award on AAPI issues and the Military Reporters & Editors competition in the U.S.
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