Overly shifting to global trade beat at Politico
Politico reporter Steven Overly sent out the following to contacts on Tuesday:
Hello and Happy New Year!
After more than 3.5 years covering tech policy and lobbying for POLITICO, I am shifting my focus to the world of global trade and economics.
I’ll be writing about the Biden administration’s strategy for taming China’s economic and technological rise, his attempts to reset trade relations with Europe and the implementation of trade agreements around the globe. The last four years have seen trade deals shredded and redrafted at a rapid clip, not to mention countless developments on tariffs, global taxes and entity listings. I’ll be joining an incredible team of reporters documenting what comes next.
But I won’t be leaving tech entirely behind. After all, the industry is increasingly at the center of trade and economic disputes among nations. I’ll continue to cover digital services taxes, data privacy agreements, and tensions over the regulation of emerging technologies. The decoupling of the U.S. and Chinese tech economies, as well as the U.S. approach to companies like Huawei and ByteDance, will remain a key dynamic between the world’s two largest economies that I plan to dig into deeper.
I hope you all have a very prosperous 2021. Let’s chat soon.