Liza Lin is an award-winning journalist for The Wall Street Journal based in Singapore. Fluent in Mandarin, she has covered the region for almost 15 years, with eight of those years spent in Shanghai. She was part of the Journal team that won the Loeb Award in 2018. She also contributed to the newspaper’s coverage of Chinese leader Xi Jinping that was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting in 2021. She has won numerous accolades from the New York Press Club and the Society of Publishers in Asia. Lin is a former Fulbright Scholar, and the co-author of Surveillance State: Inside China’s Quest to Launch a New Era of Social Control.

Last Updated: September 6, 2022



ChinaFile Presents: Surveillance State—Inside China’s Quest to Launch a New Era of Social Control

Josh Chin, Liza Lin & more
Wall Street Journal reporters Josh Chin and Liza Lin discussed their new book with ChinaFile Senior Editor Jessica Batke and Arthur Ross Director of Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations Orville Schell. Surveillance State: Inside China’s...



The American-Trained Rocket Scientist Who Shaped China’s Surveillance System

Josh Chin & Liza Lin
The role Qian Xuesen would play in propelling China into a technological and ideological clash with the United States seems almost fated in retrospect. Born in Hangzhou in 1911, the year China’s last dynasty crumbled, Qian had traveled to the United...