Jiayun Feng, Author at SupChina
Jiayun Feng

Jiayun 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 its Global & Joint Program Studies, which allowed her to pursue a journalism career along with her interest in international relations. She has previously interned for Sixth Tone and Shanghai Daily.

Inside the thriving but murky industry of egg donation in China

Commercial egg donation is strictly prohibited in China, according to regulations issued by the country’s Ministry of Public Health,…

Continue reading

Oracle to lay off 1,600 staff in China

U.S. computer technology giant Oracle is shuttering its entire Research and Development Center in China (CDC). More than 900…

Continue reading

Famous crosstalk artist under fire for crowdfunding abuse

Wú Shuài 吴帅, a Chinese comedian affiliated with the country’s most prestigious crosstalk performance group Déyúnshè 德云社, has caught…

Continue reading

WeChat’s censors are not #HereForJingyao: Public accounts supporting woman accusing Richard Liu of rape are shut down

WeChat appears to be purging public accounts that have voiced support for Liu Jingyao, the University of Minnesota student…

Continue reading

‘Avengers: Endgame’ is breaking Chinese box office records — and moviegoers

Say what you will about the Avengers franchise but it’s been an undeniably fun ride for its devoted fans,…

Continue reading

Fan Bingbing returns after tax evasion scandal, inciting angry reactions from the public

Six months ago, after admitting to committing tax evasion, paying $70 million to avoid criminal charges, and begging…

Continue reading

Construction worker loses job after exposing low-quality helmets

A migrant worker in Qingdao, Shandong Province, claims he was fired by his former employer and is having trouble…

Continue reading

Chinese Corner: Zhili is the child modeling capital of China

Chinese Corner is Jiayun Feng’s weekly review of interesting nonfiction on the Chinese internet. The brutal reality of child…

Continue reading

Women in China are becoming a powerful force in homebuying

Although the gender pay gap remains a persistent problem in China, where women on average earn 16 percent…

Continue reading

No short skirt on campus? Chinese internet users are waging war on a university’s sexist dress code

A college in Jilin has enforced a dress code (in Chinese) that bans students from wearing skirts above…

Continue reading

Weibo is taking down posts hashtagged #les, short for lesbian

Roughly a year after Sina Weibo introduced a controversial ban on gay-themed content, which sparked a massive outcry that…

Continue reading

Real estate billionaire wins libel case over claim that his building has bad feng shui

SOHO China, one of China’s largest real estate companies, led by billionaire Pān Shíyì 潘石屹, has won (in…

Continue reading

Chinese Corner: The rise of Shanghai’s ‘Vagrant Master’ and what it says about our internet

Chinese Corner is Jiayun Feng’s weekly review of interesting nonfiction on the Chinese internet. The internet is making people…

Continue reading

Chinese parents want students to wear dystopian brainwave-detecting headbands

In today’s dystopian news: An elite primary school in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province is making its students wear brainwave-reading headbands…

Continue reading

Nanjing is using location-tracking smartwatches to spy on street cleaners

An extremely disturbing video, making rounds on the Chinese internet, shows street cleaners in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, being forced…

Continue reading