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.

Chinese or Taiwanese? Nana Ou-Yang is at the center of a political firestorm

Nana Ou-Yang 欧阳娜娜, the 18-year-old Taiwanese celebrity who has around 14 million followers on Weibo and over…

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The Chinese internet is debating the merits of speaking English

A patriotic troll on the Chinese microblogging platform Weibo has almost single-handedly set off a massive debate about whether…

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Chinese Corner: Why Chinese women don’t use tampons

Chinese Corner is Jiayun Feng’s weekly review of interesting nonfiction on the Chinese internet. 卫生棉条诞生90年,为何中国女性很难爱上它? It’s been…

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Guangzhou subway picks fight with Chinese goth, because ‘horrifying’

As a subculture that’s established itself as kind of a permanent outlier, goth is inherently at odds with the…

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Report of moldy food in Chengdu school sparks investigation and protests

A private school in Chengdu has become the scene of a massive food fight after parents discovered that food…

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Is Chinese TV’s ban on bright hair color back?

When a popular television show suddenly stops airing without giving any particular reason, you know something is up. That’s…

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Sexist signs, burning banners, and misogynist trolls: This year’s Girl’s Day was a shameful mess

Last Thursday, a female student at China University of Political Science and Law lit two on-campus banners on fire….

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Chinese Corner: The unapologetic patriotism of Wu Jing, the Wolf Warrior

Chinese Corner is Jiayun Feng’s weekly review of interesting nonfiction on the Chinese internet. Patriotism is Wu Jing’s…

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China’s CDC director: ‘Please don’t lose confidence in Chinese-made vaccines’

Following a string of high-profile vaccine scandals in recent years, Gāo Fú 高福, the director of the Chinese Center…

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Reports of domestic violence drop in Hangzhou

Today marks the third anniversary of China’s implementation of its landmark Anti-Domestic Violence Law. Earlier this week, Hangzhou,…

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Fertility clinic pulls ad featuring victim of domestic abuse after backlash

A reproductive health clinic in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, is experiencing some online backlash regarding its recent advertisement that features…

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No-dog apartments in Shanxi spark debate on the Chinese internet

A real estate developer in Yuncheng, Shanxi Province, has implemented a strict no-dog policy in some of its buildings,…

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China’s most notorious internet detox camp finally shuts its doors

Earlier this week, rumors started swirling that the Internet Addiction Treatment…

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China recruits professional firefighters for the first time. 99.9% of them are required to be men

On January 25, China launched its first public recruitment campaign to employ professional firefighters. According to an

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Chinese Corner: Three billboards across China — to fight gay conversion therapy

Three billboards and an uphill battle against gay conversion therapy

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