Lily Kuo

Beijing, China

China bureau chief

Education: The London School of Economics; Peking University; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Lily Kuo is The Washington Post's China bureau chief. She previously served as the Beijing bureau chief for the Guardian. Before that she reported for Quartz in Kenya, Hong Kong and New York, and for Reuters in New York and Washington.
Latest from Lily Kuo

China abandoned ‘zero covid.’ But some don’t want to leave it behind.

Critics call them paranoid; they call themselves prudent. These Chinese people are continuing to observe strict zero-covid rules amid a new surge of infections.

June 6, 2023

China and Russia have promised to boost trade. Can they?

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin visited China promising increased trade, but beyond energy and machinery, the scope may be limited.

May 26, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: U.S. distances itself after Humvees seen in Belgorod

The Pentagon said it did not approve any transfers of equipment to paramilitary organizations outside the Ukrainian military.

May 24, 2023

China prepares for new wave of covid cases from XBB variants

As immunity from the last big wave of infections wanes with the new XBB coronavirus variants, China braces for a new surge of covid cases.

May 24, 2023

Can’t take your mom to the hospital? In China, you can hire someone.

Covid has given rise to a new business in China: hospital escort services for elderly patients whose children are far away or busy working.

May 18, 2023

China, ever so tentatively, signals willingness to talk to U.S. again

Relations between Washington and Beijing hit new lows with the balloon incident, but there are signs that Chinese officials might be interested in talking again.

May 12, 2023

China says relations with U.S. must be stabilized, avoid ‘downward spiral’

The meeting with the U.S. ambassador could lead to more senior-level exchanges after high-level contacts were frozen with the discovery of a suspected Chinese spy balloon floating over the United States.

May 8, 2023

The latest tool in China’s influence campaign: Police on social media?

Chinese security ministry has been linked to an influence campaign aimed at casting the United States as an irresponsible cyber power, according to a new report.

April 26, 2023

Prominent Chinese journalist faces espionage charges, family says

Dong Yuyu, a former Harvard University journalism fellow, was detained in February, in the latest sign of how boundaries are being redrawn in Xi Jinping’s China.

April 24, 2023

In China, embattled TikTok chief seen as hero defying bullying U.S.

Chinese companies planning to invest in the United States are also expressing worry that they might face similar treatment as Shou Zi Chew.

March 24, 2023