A Chinese investor uses a smartphone to monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing. Photo: Associated Press

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Deb joined the Post in 2018. Formerly an editor at The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post, she was a Harvard Nieman fellow in 2011. She was the lead writer on The Wall Street Journals digital project, No Good Choices, which won the top award for excellence in reporting on womens issues from the Society of Publishers in Asia in 2015.

Snow Xia joined the South China Morning Post in 2019. Prior to this, she produced documentary videos for Boston Channel 5 (Hearst Television) in the United States. She graduated with a Masters in journalism from Boston University and a Bachelors in finance from Kean University.