Published Articles

Below are selected samples of my articles appeared on publications.


Tough-on-China Joe? Why America’s Mistrust of Beijing Is Here To Stay
VICE World News, January 2021


How a Closeted Police Officer Created the World’s Largest Gay Dating App
RADII, June 2020

Sending a red signal
Index on Censorship, June 2020

Coronavirus and US-China tensions leave students abroad short on options
South China Morning Post, June 2020

US nationalism’s next casualty: Chinese international students
Lausan, June 2020

‘Your mom is dead’: The origins of the Chinese internet slang NMSL 
SupChina, April 2020

FT中文网 [Financial Times Chinese], April 2020

FT中文网 [Financial Times Chinese], April 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic rages, Chinese returnees find a hostile welcome at home
South China Morning Post, March 2020


A Farewell to Nanyuan, China’s Oldest Airport
RADII, September 2019

The impossible politics of doing business in ‘China’ 
SupChina, August 2019

Why I go out of my way to log back into the Chinese internet
Inkstone, July 2019

Why the Chinese internet has a hate speech problem
TechNode, April 2019

Who’s Chinese? The Farmer-Turned-Livestreaming Star Who’s Challenging China’s Ideas of Racial Identity 
RADII, April 2019

The Man Who Took China to Space
Foreign Policy, March 2019

To earn points on China’s little red app, I downloaded a cheat tool from GitHub 
SupChina, March 2019

Chinese state media editorials, written by no one ever 
SupChina, March 2019

License to Nil: Why China’s Tourists Aren’t Able to Drive Abroad 
Sixth Tone, January 2019


We need to stop equating WeChat with the Chinese internet
TechNode, June 2018

How Luckin Coffee is reforming China’s coffee culture
TechNode, July 2018

China should stop exaggerating its technological advancements, says state-owned newspaper editor
SupChina, June 2018

Beijing high school students promote LGBT awareness with t-shirt campaign
SupChina, May 2018

‘Make Americans call us daddy’: Nationalist Chinese rap provokes Penn State CSSA response
SupChina, April 2018