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Lily Kuo

Lily Kuo
Lily Kuo is a reporter at Quartz covering emerging markets. She previously reported general news for Reuters. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong and the China Post in Taiwan. She holds a dual master’s degree in international affairs from Peking University and the London School of Economics. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Emerging Tech

3D-Printed Rhino Horns Will Be Ready in Two Years, But Will They Save the Rhinos?

Africa’s wild rhinos are in danger of going extinct within the next two decades if demand for their horns keeps up.

IT Modernization

China’s Sketchy App Stores Now Serve up iPhone Malware

The “Wirelurker” malware was flagged by security firm Palo Alto Networks, and is notable because it is one of the first pieces of malicious code that can infect iPhones that have not been jailbroken.

IT Modernization

How a Simple Note-Taking App Became the New Anti-Censorship Tool in China

Mainland internet users have been able to freely share commentary and stories about the protests on the app.

CIO Briefing

Obama’s Next Technology Guru May Be This Staunch Supporter of Women in Tech

Smith has been a vocal supporter of women in technology, including the industry’s need to celebrate the “lost history” of little-known female tech pioneers and companies need to set diversity goals.

Emerging Tech

Why China Just Built This Lantern-Shaped Research Base in Antarctica

Antarctica is the world’s last unexploited continent, and the latest site of a global race over resources and status.

Emerging Tech

Why China’s Internet Bigshots Lined Up to Support Its Space Program

On Dec. 1 China launched its first probe to land on and explore the moon’s surface.

Emerging Tech

Bhutanese Government Greens Its Capital Fleet

Thimpu is replacing official vehicles with electric Nissan Leafs.

CIO Briefing

China May Soon Peddle Discount Drones to the Developing World

Chinese aerospace companies aren't hindered by rules against selling UAVs.

CIO Briefing

This New Data Should Make You Pretty Nervous About the Latest Bird Flu

Only 4 of the 81 people with confirmed cases of bird flu in China have fully recovered; human transmission still can't be ruled out.

CIO Briefing

China’s Bird Flu Outbreak So Far

Only 4 of the 81 people with confirmed cases of bird flu in China have fully recovered, according to a study.