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“A jewel in the crown of China reporting. I go to it, look for it daily. Why? It adds so much insight into the real China. Essential news, culture, color. I find SupChina superior.”
Max Baucus, former U.S. Ambassador to China

SupChina is an independent digital media company that informs and entertains a global audience of influencers and leaders with smart, accessible content, helping them make sense of a complex country that is reshaping the world.


Our platform is divided into three principal components:

1. A daily newsletter that will keep you up to speed on the country’s most important business, political, and cultural news. Subscribe here.

2. An ever-expanding podcast network anchored by the Sinica Podcast, the crown jewel of English-language China podcasts.

3. This website, where you’ll find the day’s news along with original content, original reporting, and deeper analysis. Our recurring features include a sports column, Kuora (featuring work from Kaiser Kuo), a music feature, a movie feature, Mingbai, and a monthly quiz.


We currently host two large-scale annual events:




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The Red Paper, produced by our editors, is a review of everything you need to know about the most significant events in politics, business, tech, culture, and society in China, plus an outlook for the year ahead. Click to download the 2018 Red Paper for the low price of $8.88:

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Our People

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Anla Cheng – Founder and Chairman
Anla has been a Senior Partner of Sino-Century, a cross-border PE firm, and has decades of experience in hedge funds and private equity in the U.S. and major Asian financial markets. Ms. Cheng is a trustee of the boards of the China Institute, Committee of 100, The Nature Conservancy, and the Museum of Chinese in America. She is also a member of the China Council of Brookings and National Committee on United States–China Relations.


Soraya Darabi – Lead Adviser
Soraya is co-founder of Zady.com, a company Forbes magazine described as the Whole Foods of fashion. She has managed digital partnerships and social media for the New York Times, co-founded Foodspotting (acquired by OpenTable), and been featured on the cover of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business” issue. Soraya was named an Inc. magazine “30 Under 30” and a Fortune magazine “40 Under 40.” She is a member of the WEF.




Jeremy Goldkorn – SupChina Editor in Chief and Sinica Podcast Co-Host
Jeremy is co-founder of the Sinica Podcast. He lived in China from 1995 to 2015, where he founded and ran a number of print magazines and websites. He founded the groundbreaking website Danwei, which reported on and translated Chinese media and internet news and was acquired by the Financial Times in 2013.


Kaiser Kuo – Sinica Podcast Founder and Co-Host and SupChina Editor at Large
Kaiser is co-founder of the Sinica Podcast. In his more than 20 years in China, he co-founded Tang Dynasty, China’s first heavy metal band, worked for many years as a tech journalist, and served as director of international communications for leading Chinese search engine Baidu.


Anthony Tao – Asia Managing Editor
Anthony has lived in Beijing since 2008, when he arrived to cover the lead-up to the Summer Olympics for ESPN The Magazine. He co-founded the news, society, and culture website Beijing Cream and coordinated two editions of the international China Bookworm Literary Festival. He manages SupChina’s contributors and activities in China, in addition to running the website.


Lucas Niewenhuis – Associate Editor
Lucas has researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan. At SupChina, he helps curate daily news and produce the company’s newsletter, app, and website content.


Jia Guo – Associate Editor
Jia comes from Qingdao, a beautiful coastal city in northeast China. She received a B.A. in journalism at the University of Minnesota in 2012 and an M.A. in multimedia journalism at NYU in 2013. As a multimedia journalist, she produces video content for SupChina and helps with all aspects of web production. She previously worked at Facebook and Bloomberg TV in New York City.


Jiayun Feng – Associate Editor
Jiayun is a Chinese native and was born in Shanghai, where she spent her first 20 years and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Fudan University. Interested in writing for a global audience, she attended the NYU Graduate School of Journalism for the Global & Joint Program Studies, which allowed her to pursue a journalistic career along with her interests in international relations. She has previously interned for Sixth Tone and Shanghai Daily.




Alex Urist – Director of Business Development/Sales
Alex is a Sinophile and interested in all things U.S.-China relations. He lived and worked in Beijing following his studies at Kenyon College, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Chinese and economics. At SupChina, Alex is responsible for partnering with organizations to boost their reach to SupChina’s viewers, as well as garnering sponsors for SupChina’s various events.



Jamie Lund – Growth Marketer
Jamie is the founder of Polyphonic & Co., at which he applies over 10 years of experience in growth marketing working with Fast Company’s top innovative brands, including TED, SupChina, Everlane, Zady, LXMI, and Samasource. Webby Awards include: TED and Zady (honoree).



Claire Whitman – Marketing Consultant
Claire is the chief strategist and social media manager at Polyphonic & Co., and manages all social media accounts and online advertising at SupChina. She earned her B.A. from Wellesley College in architecture and environmental studies.






Michael Yamashita – Photographer
Michael has been shooting for National Geographic magazine for over 30 years, combining his dual passions of photography and travel. He has received numerous industry awards, including from Pictures of the Year, Photo District News, the Art Directors Club, and the Asian-American Journalists Association.




Mark Dreyer – China Sports Column Writer
Mark Dreyer has worked for Sky Sports, Fox Sports, AP Sports and many others, and has covered major sporting events on five continents, including three Olympic Games. He has been based in China since 2007. Follow him @DreyerChina



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