Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, Vox

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian


Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Bethany:


How China’s repression playbook backfired in Hong Kong

Beijing tried to repress Hong Kong the way it represses the mainland. It backfired. → Read More

The World Bank Was Warned About Funding Repression in Xinjiang

A school supported by the $50 million loan purchased barbed wire, gas launchers, and body armor. → Read More

China’s Rebel Cartoonist Unmasks

Badiucao's work has brought him praise from critics — and threats from Beijing. → Read More

Party Selfies for the Chinese Communist Party

The Cindy Yang scandal may be tied to Beijing's global influence efforts. → Read More

The Chinese Communist Party Is Still Afraid of Sun Yat-Sen’s Shadow

A relentless war on free spaces for Chinese exiles stems from past revolutions. → Read More

Chinese Cops Now Spying on American Soil

China is compiling a global registry of its ethnic minorities who have fled persecution, threatening to detain the families of those who don’t comply. The message: Nowhere is safe. → Read More

Huawei, China’s Shadowy Telecom Giant, Wants a Foothold in Europe

The U.S. has closed its doors to Huawei over fears that it’s a stalking horse for surveillance. So now Beijing’s communications giant is planting a flag in the Czech Republic. → Read More

Henry Kissinger Pushed Trump to Work With Russia to Box In China

The former secretary of state pushed one president to use China to isolate the Soviet Union. These days, he’s counseling almost the reverse—and officials are listening. → Read More

Meet the U.S. Officials Who Now Lobby for China

‘Nobody in the 1980s would have represented the Russian government. And now you find so many lobbying for the Chinese government.’ → Read More

Revealed: China’s Stealth Lobbying to Undercut a Pentagon Bill

Congress is trying to get tough on China, and Beijing is pushing back—hard. → Read More

China Built an Army of Influence Agents in the U.S.

The Russians may be getting all the attention for influencing American opinion and policy. But Beijing has been at it for decades. → Read More

Lawmakers Press Facebook and Google on Censoring U.S. Citizens for Vietnamese Government

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers wants the social media giants to account for their actions here on behalf of a foreign government. → Read More

Congress Moves to Force Trump to Come Clean on North Korea Talks

Lawmakers are also seeking ‘training wheels’ for the White House’s diplomacy with Pyongyang. → Read More

How to Tell if North Korea is Bullshitting America About Its Nukes

Pyongyang has a long history of playing fast and loose with the truth during nuclear negotiations. Here’s a handy guide to see if Team Kim does it again. → Read More

Nazi Sympathizers Pushing to Take Over Europe’s Spy Agencies

Far-right politicians have taken over the security apparatus in Austria and Italy. Next on their list: the intelligence agencies. → Read More

Senators Urge Trump Administration to Counter Chinese Meddling in Democracies

It’s not just Russia. China is interfering in U.S. internal affairs, lawmakers say. → Read More

U.S. Lawmakers Target Chinese Interference in New Bill

Bipartisan legislation would require an unclassified report on Chinese political influence operations in the United States. → Read More

How China Managed to Play Censor at a Conference on U.S. Soil

The Beijing-backed Confucius Institute offers much-needed money to American universities — but with strings attached. → Read More

The Chinese Communist Party Is Setting Up Cells at Universities Across America

It’s a strategy to tighten ideological control. And it’s happening around the world. → Read More

Meet the Russian-Owned Firm Creating an Army of Traveling ‘Proxies’

A former senior Russian intelligence official has created an American tech firm that pays people to go places and film things. → Read More