Eva Xiao is a freelance journalist and ChinaFile Research Fellow based in Dallas, Texas. Previously, she reported on tech, politics, and society in China for The Wall Street Journal and Agence France-Presse, covering everything from tech tycoons and luxury nursing homes to the mass destruction of graves in Xinjiang, using satellite imagery. In 2021, one of her stories for The Wall Street Journal, which detailed China’s ethnic policy under Chinese leader Xi Jinping, was part of a series that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. While based in Beijing, she also spent a year co-hosting the biweekly podcast Digitally China, which focused on the country’s fast-growing tech sector, including episodes on e-commerce, gaming censorship, and artificial intelligence.

Last Updated: May 12, 2023



Investing in Tourism in Xinjiang, Beijing Seeks New Ways to Control the Region’s Culture

Eva Xiao
In a county where authorities ran multiple internment camps in China’s northwest Xinjiang region, the local government has commissioned a new set of buildings for a very different demographic: tourists. These sites and services, which were...