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.

Was Shandong University arranging girlfriends for male foreign students?

On Chinese college campuses, one tradition that has been taken for…

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5 questions about Disney’s ‘Mulan’ trailer

Last weekend, Disney unveiled the first trailer for its much-anticipated live-action Mulan, which is set for a release later…

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Real estate tycoon Wang Zhenhua accused of raping underage girl

Chinese billionaire Wáng Zhènhuá 王振华, the chairman of real estate enterprise Future Land, has been detained by Shanghai police…

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Inside Emory’s crackdown on China-influenced research

On the morning of Tuesday, May 16, a postdoctoral researcher at Emory University in Atlanta arrived at his biomedical…

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Man storms stage, pours water on Baidu CEO Robin Li’s head

Baidu CEO Robin Li’s appearance at the company’s annual Create AI developer conference in Beijing on Wednesday morning was…

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The coming crackdown on ‘cannabis culture’ in China?

While growing numbers of American states and Canada have legalized or decriminalized marijuana, China has not budged on…

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From ‘Manhattan’ to ‘Manha Tun’: China’s war on ‘irregular’ place names has a history

Take a walk around any city in China, and you may…

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2019 summer movie censorship preview: What you won’t see in Chinese theaters

Summer is approaching, and that means a plethora of potential blockbusters are lining up to hit the big screen…

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Chinese Corner: Traditional Chinese medicine: Will facts ever sway believers?

Chinese Corner is Jiayun Feng’s weekly review of interesting nonfiction on the Chinese internet. Will facts ever sway TCM…

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Hainan orders local businesses to change their names into something less foreign

The civil affairs office in Hainan has launched (in Chinese) a cleanup campaign to purge local business names deemed…

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Chinese Corner: Baidu’s bad year, doping for gaokao, and the perfect sex doll

Chinese Corner is Jiayun Feng’s weekly review of interesting nonfiction on the Chinese internet. Baidu’s very bad year

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Sina Finance publishes remarkably sexist, ageist commentary, angers everyone

An article about Taiwanese supermodel Lín Zhìlíng 林志玲 and her recent marriage to Japanese pop star Akira, which was…

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Blind man in Changsha denied marriage license for failure to write perfect signature

A video of a visually impaired man being denied a marriage license due to his inability to sign registration…

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NetEase Kaola may have a counterfeit problem, and a Chinese journalist wants to hold it accountable

China has a long-standing problem of counterfeit goods, which have plagued all sorts of ecommerce platforms. One of the…

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Porn, AI, and slut-shaming: A Chinese programmer’s war on ‘promiscuous’ women

On May 27, Weibo user @将记忆深埋, a Germany-based Chinese entrepreneur, announced the completion of an AI-powered…

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