Media & Internet

Yuan Li

Editor in Chief, Wall Street Journal Chinese | China

For captaining a major Western newspaper through China’s stormy media environment.

Yuan manages the Chinese-language website of the venerable daily, localizing world news and U.S. voices for an eager Chinese audience while engaging in a delicate dance with censors. Access to the Journal’s website is currently blocked in China — it has been blocked to varying degrees since 2002 — but Yuan maintains an active social media profile for her 2 million followers on Weibo, allowing the Journal’s coverage to seep back through.