Simone McCarthy, Author at SupChina
Simone McCarthy

Simone McCarthy is a graduate of Columbia School of Journalism and a student of Chinese language and culture. 

Hole in the wall 2.0: How China’s food delivery industry is changing the restaurant business

Ever wonder why ordering takeout is so cheap in China? While Alibaba and Tencent jostle for dominance…

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‘Christmas markets’ in China aren’t merely seasonal, and not just for foreigners

On a top floor of Shanghai’s K11 mall, a few levels above glossy, luxury brand storefronts, a maze of…

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China’s sexual harassment problem

Zheng Xi 郑熹 As the messages pinged in a group chat on her phone, Sofia…

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Young wanderlust: How millennials are changing China’s travel industry

This week, over 700 million Chinese will be on the move, hitting the…

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Can pop music connect teens in China with the world? Musical.ly co-founder Louis Yang wants to find out

The ability of social media platforms to cross China’s Great Firewall has been limited, regardless of whether they…

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Why are growing numbers of overseas Chinese students returning home?

From the very beginning of his two-year mechanical engineering master’s program at Purdue University, Luo Xinyu 罗新雨 had…

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Will Chengdu become a haven for foreign startups?

On a recent Friday night, in the heart of Chengdu’s shiny Tianfu New Zone, a lecture room in the…

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Women are building real brands selling knockoff clothing

In China’s booming world of ecommerce, women really do hold up half the sky. More than 50 percent…

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‘Nobody talked about the disease’ — breast cancer in China

SHANGHAI — When Xu Zhizhen 徐志珍 (pictured above) was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1985, she knew next to…

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Chinese women are killing it in WeChat commerce

Wu Xiaoyu 吴晓雨 opened her first online store in 2009 before WeChat existed. She was working full time…

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The naked poetry of Ren Hang

There was an…

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Bike sharing done right: A real Chinese innovation

The bike-sharing companies that are powering a transportation revolution in China’s urban centers are not like those in the…

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Vegans in China

Housed under the sloping golden roofs of Shanghai’s Jing’an Temple, the banquet hall filled quickly. Big families arrived…

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