Lily Kuo is Guardian's Beijing bureau chief. She was previously Quartz’s correspondent in Kenya, where she spearheaded the publication’s coverage of China’s presence in Africa through investigations into Chinese manufacturing in Rwanda, Chinese migrants in South Africa, China’s foreign policy engagement in South Sudan, and other stories. Lily has also reported from Hong Kong for Quartz and covered general news for Reuters in New York and Washington, DC. She previously wrote for the Los Angeles Times and other publications while living in Beijing. An expert on China, Lily won the 2014 Society of America Business Editors and Writers award for international feature for her series on China’s water crisis.
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With nearly $2 trillion in overseas investment and construction projects, China has emerged as the economic superpower many have predicted. Huge investments in Asia through its Belt and Road Initiative, as well as in Africa, Latin America and worldwide, showcase the financial reach of the world's second largest economy. But China's companies can be difficult to track, from basic corporate governance to financial flows, audits, and compliance with international norms. In this panel, experts on Chinese business records join veteran reporters who have followed the trails of Chinese companies from Sri Lanka to Kenya.