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.
How China’s poverty alleviation program works, explained by Gao Qin
There is no question that China has seen a miracle of poverty reduction. According to the World Bank, since the economic reforms that started in 1978, economic growth in China has “lifted more than 800 million people out of poverty.” Chinese state media regularly reminds us that the country has about 50 million people left in poverty, […]
A food vendor boils dumplings in the Muslim Quarter of Xi’an, the capital of Shaanxi Province. One of China’s oldest cities, Xi’an is famous for many delicious street foods, including flatbread in mutton soup (羊肉泡馍 yángròu pàomo) and a Xi'an-style meat burger (肉夹馍 ròujiāmó).