Meaghan Tobin

Taipei, Taiwan

China correspondent focused on tech and business

Education: New York University, BS in Public Health; The Fletcher School, MA in Law and Diplomacy

Meaghan Tobin is The Washington Post's China tech and business correspondent. She previously covered technology in Asia for Rest of World and was a staff writer at the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong, where she wrote about foreign affairs and public health in Southeast Asia and the Pacific.
Latest from Meaghan Tobin

Taiwan’s president to stop in U.S., raising prospect of friction with China

Tsai Ing-wen will stop in New York and Los Angeles on her way to and from Central America, and is expected to meet House Speaker Kevin McCarthy during the trip.

March 21, 2023

With Russia visit, Xi pursues effort to upend U.S.-led global order

Buoyed after cementing his power in China and facilitating a deal between Iran and Saudi Arabia, Xi Jinping is set to visit Russia — and further tweak the U.S.

March 16, 2023

China’s Xi promises to build ‘great wall of steel’ in rivalry with West

Closing a meeting where he secured another term as Communist Party leader, Xi Jinping said “the Chinese nation’s great revival is on an irreversible path."

March 13, 2023

Internet outage has Taiwan worried about threat from Chinese sabotage

Taiwan's Matsu islands have been without internet since Chinese boats took out undersea cables a month ago. What if the next time isn’t an accident?

March 9, 2023

    In the midst of crisis, China sees opportunity in Russia

    Beijing seems to be taking advantage of its relationship with Moscow by flexing its diplomatic muscle in an attempt to position itself as a global superpower.

    March 3, 2023

    Why are China’s tech leaders still disappearing if the crackdown is over?

    Chinese tech banker Bao Fan is “assisting the government.” Alibaba founder Jack Ma hops from country to country. Is China's tech crackdown really over?

    March 3, 2023

    China, saying it can mediate on Ukraine, hosts Putin’s ally Lukashenko

    Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko arrives in Beijing on Tuesday, part of an effort by countries like Russia, China and Iran to show unity.

    February 28, 2023

    Ernie, what is censorship? China’s chatbots face additional challenges.

    Chinese tech companies have been working on chatbots like ChatGPT for years, but they've been slow to release them. Strict political controls are partly why.

    February 24, 2023

    China’s economic recovery hinges on consumers. They’re not spending.

    Beijing was betting on a wave of "revenge spending" as Chinese consumers emerged from three years of zero-covid restrictions. It hasn't happened.

    February 20, 2023

    Essential insects in East Asia have declined massively, study finds

    Insects that play a key role in East Asia's ecosystems declined sharply over the past two decades, according to new research — a trend also seen elsewhere.

    February 3, 2023