Elaine Yu is a journalist based in Hong Kong, with an interest in gender, urban development, and money in politics. She has written for CNN International, the New Yorker, VICE News, The Nation, Dissent, The Baffler, and other publications.
Foreign InfluenceGary Locke, While Obama’s Ambassador to China, Got a Chinese Tycoon to Buy His House
The revelation of a substantial financial transaction between an American diplomat and a prominent citizen of the host country in which he was serving raises ethical flags.
Foreign InfluenceMeet the Chinese Husband-and-Wife Team Whose Company Spent $1.3 Million Trying to Make Jeb Bush President
Gordon Tang and Huaidan Chen have cultivated ties to American politicians through campaign contributions and other investments.
Foreign InfluenceHow a Top GOP Lawyer Guided a Chinese-Owned Company Into U.S. Presidential Politics
With advice from Republican power lawyer Charlie Spies, APIC, a company owned by Chinese nationals, donated $1.3 million to Jeb Bush’s Super PAC.