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Author of Beijing Rules: How China Weaponized Its Economy to Confront the World

Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Time: 9:30 am (Washington, DC), 2:30pm (London), 7:00pm (New Delhi)

Event Type: Virtual (YouTube and Facebook)

Bethany is an acclaimed journalist on contemporary China. Her book published in August 2023 “lays bare the country’s two-decade quest for global dominance and how the Chinese Communist Party coopted what Western leaders have long considered their most powerful tool in the fight for liberal democracy—capitalism—to expand its illiberal influence worldwide.”

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Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian is the China reporter at Axios, where she writes high-impact investigations, exclusives, and analysis about China, with a focus on how China projects power and influence beyond its own borders. Beijing Rules: How China Weaponized Its Economy to Confront the World was longlisted for Financial Times and Schroders Business Book of the Year

Before joining Axios, Bethany served as the lead reporter for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists’ China Cables project, a major leak of classified Chinese government documents revealing the inner workings of mass internment camps in Xinjiang. For her work on the China Cables project, she received the Robert D. G. Lewis Watchdog Award, the top prize awarded annually by the Society of Professional Journalists DC Dateline Awards, as well as the Investigative Journalism prize in the online category. The China Cables project was also a finalist for the Batten Medal for Courage in Journalism. She was previously a staff editor and contributing reporter at Foreign Policy magazine.