Journalist, South China Morning Post
Karen Zhang is reporter for special projects at South China Morning Post based in Hong Kong. She covers wildlife trafficking, consumer fraud and tax havens. Her interest includes HK/China related cross-border investigations and digging people/company connections using public records. She has worked with reporters in Japan, indonesia, Africa, Hungary, US, Australia, Germany, etc. She worked with a reporter in Cameroon to investigate the smuggling of African pangolins to China via Hong Kong.
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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.