About SupChina | Mission Statement | Staff - SupChina

“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 dedicated to informing, entertaining, and educating a global audience about business, technology, politics, and culture in China.


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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Our People

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Anla Cheng – Founder and CEO
Anla has been a Partner at Centenium Capital a cross-border Fund of Funds 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 (Vice Chair), The Nature Conservancy (Vice Chair) and Facing History and Ourselves (ex-Head of China Program). She is also a member of the Committee of 100; China Council of Brookings; Columbia University China Global Council; and National Committee on United States–China Relations.


Bob Guterma – Chief Operating Officer 
Bob lived in China for 8 years, during which time he worked as an M&A-focused management consultant before joining a venture-backed Chinese information services startup called Capvision — “the GLG of China.” Since then he has held partner-level positions with a digital agency called Bantam Social Media and a due diligence and operations improvement consulting firm called Point86, where he led engagements for Fortune 500 and private equity clients.




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 – 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.


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.


Jesse Emanuel – Events Manager

After graduating from the University of Oklahoma with a major in international relations and Chinese, Jesse moved to Beijing to continue his Chinese education at the Beijing Language and Culture University. He went on to work in China as an events and travel director for foreign groups operating in China. After eight years in China, he made it to New York and now manages events for the SupChina team.





Siodhbhra Parkin – Executive Director
Since 2011, Siodhbhra has worked at nonprofit organizations with programs in China that focus on issues such as gender equality, LGBTQ rights, judicial reform, and environmental justice, including the American Bar Association, Yale Law School Paul Tsai China Center, and the Global Network for Public Interest Law. She is the Executive Director of What’SUPChina, a nonprofit organization affiliated with SupChina.



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