David J. Lynch

Washington, D.C.

Financial writer covering trade and globalization

Education: Yale University, MA in international relations, 1983; Wesleyan University, BA in government, 1981

David J. Lynch joined The Washington Post in November 2017 from the Financial Times, where he covered white-collar crime. He was previously the cybersecurity editor at Politico and a senior writer with Bloomberg News, focusing on the intersection of politics and economics. Earlier, he followed the global economy for USA Today, where he was the founding bureau chief in both London and Beijing. He covered the wars in Kosovo and Iraq, the latter as an embedded reporter with the U.S. Marines, and was the paper’s first recipient of a Nieman fellowship at Harvard University. He has reported from mor
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Tougher rules sought on land sales to China, other adversaries

The chairman of the House panel on China introduced legislation aimed at preventing foreign adversaries from purchasing land adjacent to military bases.

July 12, 2023

Yellen hails modest gains in economic talks with Chinese leaders

Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen said she pressed senior Chinese leaders about their treatment of U.S. companies during her trip to Beijing.

July 9, 2023

Yellen opens talks with new Chinese economic chief, a fan of state action

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen got her first chance for extensive talks with China’s new economic chief, Vice Premier He Lifeng, who has close ties with Xi Jinping.

July 8, 2023

Yellen calls for better relations with China amid lingering security concerns

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen met with China’s economic team and the American business community, which has been alarmed by recent Chinese government actions.

July 7, 2023

Treasury secretary to make first trip to China seeking better relations

Janet L. Yellen jets to Beijing this week in a test of the administration’s ability to improve relations with China while seeking to cut U.S. companies’ reliance on Chinese factories.

July 2, 2023

GOP lawmakers fear Biden may be preparing to allow TikTok to continue operating in U.S.

Language in a new Commerce Department rule hints at an eventual green light for the Chinese-owned app, Rep. Mike Gallagher and Sen. Marco Rubio say.

June 23, 2023

Musk and Dimon are not alone in sticking with China, despite tensions

Investors grapple with political risks around U.S.-China ties.

June 10, 2023

World Bank warns of a sharp slowdown for a wobbly global economy

Two central bank decisions next week will shape a global economy whose growth the World Bank predicts will slump this year and remain “frail” through 2024.

June 6, 2023

Partial U.S.-Taiwan trade deal is a first step, but China still hates it

The partial trade accord, covering issues such as anti-corruption measures, falls short of a traditional trade deal. It does not change tariffs on traded goods.

June 1, 2023

U.S. leaders gamble with world’s most trusted asset in debt showdown

Episode could mean higher borrowing costs for government, companies and consumers

May 27, 2023