We’re delighted to announce that Yi-Ling Liu will be joining Rest of World as our China Editor.

Yi-Ling is already familiar to our readers as a stellar columnist for Rest of World. Her pieces have given us a look at the way technology reshaped the lives of people in China, providing insight into the online world inside the Great Firewall that our readers can’t see.

She is a recipient of the Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award and the Overseas Press Club Foundation Fellowship. Yi-Ling’s writing has also appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Foreign Policy, The New Yorker and many more. She’s currently working on a narrative non-fiction book about the Chinese internet.

Here at Rest of World, Yi-Ling will head our China desk, covering subjects such as labor, e-commerce, and the growing impact of Chinese companies and apps like TikTok on the wider world.

Welcome, Yi-Ling!