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.

Hong Kong artist Jackson Wang pulls out of 88Rising festival after expressing support for Beijing

As demonstrations in Hong Kong intensify, the entertainment world is increasingly feeling the heat. Today, news came that Jackson…

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The ‘mainlanders can’t afford pickles’ affair

Chinese internet users have been unleashing their fury on Taiwanese financial expert Huang Shih-tsung (黄世聪 Huáng Shìcōng) after he…

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From Versace to Calvin Klein: Major brands apologize for undermining China’s territorial sovereignty

Several international retailers and fashion houses have recently found themselves in apology mode after being slammed for disrespecting China’s…

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Mandopop Month: Rocket Girls 101 celebrates growth with emotional single ‘Wind’

We’re hijacking the Friday Song column this month to focus on Mandopop, which technically refers to all Mandarin-language…

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Beijing approves first guardianship case for same-sex couple

On August 5, we reported that a growing number of same-sex couples are applying to have thier partners become…

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The Chinese internet is in love with Budweiser’s Qixi ads featuring same-sex couples

It’s Chinese Valentine’s Day or Qīxì 七夕 and we all know what that means: flowers, chocolates, and major…

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Shenzhen subway pulls condom ads after complaints

Shenzhen Metro has called off an ad campaign by Japanese condom brand Okamoto, reportedly after receiving multiple complaints from…

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Chinese hip-hop label HHH shuts down after rapper MC BeiBei chops off fingertip on live stream

HHH (红花会 Hónghuāhuì), one of China’s most prominent hip-hop record labels, has shut down its operations after one of…

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Same-sex couples in mainland China are naming their partners as legal guardians

For gay and lesbian couples in China, being denied the right to marry is not only an indication of…

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Mandopop Month: WayV’s ‘Take Off’ sets the bar for Chinese idol groups

We’re hijacking the Friday Song column this month to focus on Mandopop, which technically refers to all Mandarin-language…

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100 days of boring television to celebrate China’s 70th anniversary

We are a little over three months away from the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic…

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Richard Liu sues feminist blogger for defamation over her ‘rapist Dong’ Weibo posts

Chinese billionaire and JD.com founder Richard Liu (刘强东 Liú Qiángdōng), who is the subject of a rape allegation made…

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Chinese Corner: Eat, stream, and become a millionaire

Chinese Corner is Jiayun Feng’s review of interesting nonfiction on the Chinese internet. Live-streaming into riches and health problems

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Justin Bieber joins Weibo. Is his China ban lifted?

Hey, Justin Bieber is on Chinese social media! The Canadian mega pop star was banned from performing in China in…

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China vows to take a hardline on child sexual abuse

On July 24, the Supreme People’s Court of China released information about its handling of four “typical” cases that…

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