Daniel Meesak, Director of Travel Content. Excited about the prospects of a more interconnected world, Daniel is passionate about global travel and the opportunities it brings to brands and destinations throughout the world. Prior to joining Jing Daily, Daniel spent significant time in China conducting field research and later joined a consultancy firm focused on global Chinese travel. Coming from a finance background, he puts great emphasis on data and the business of travel. Daniel is based in Taiwan.
Yiling Pan, Associate Editor. Yiling revels in the challenge of working in a fast-paced environment and presenting Chinese consumer trends to Western readers. Her coverage of the Chinese luxury industry combines a native perspective with her background in finance. Yiling is an alumnus of Thomson Reuters News Agency in Shanghai and she holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Columbia University.
Rachel Zheng, China Content Manager. Inspired by fashion and style, Rachel writes news stories and analysis with an emphasis on luxury trends and brand marketing. She also oversees Jing Daily’s China facing content on WeChat. Prior to joining Jing Daily, Rachel worked at a NY-based consulting agency, helping many western luxury brands develop a holistic strategy for entering the China market.
Jessica Rapp, Senior Writer. Passionate about style and design, Jessica has been writing about China’s emerging independent fashion scene and the country’s creative industries since moving to Beijing in 2011. She spent two years covering the capital’s dynamic fashion world in depth as style editor of the Beijinger magazine, and her work has also been published in Dwell, Design Sponge, Roads and Kingdoms, Melting Butter, and artnet News. She has also collaborated with U.S.-based lifestyle blog Votre Grande Soeur to bring Chinese designers to Portland, Oregon and New York to host pop-up shops and gallery shows. She holds a bachelor’s degree in linguistics from Truman State University in Missouri.
Angelina Xu, Staff Writer
Fascinated by the interconnection between culture and business, Angelina likes exploring and writing about the implications of cultural and social norms on China’s luxury market. Having grown up near Hong Kong, and spending one year of college in London, her analysis takes on perspectives from both Chinese consumers and Western marketers and builds a bridge between the two. She has previously worked as a multimedia reporter for Shenzhen Daily and contributed to New York Magazine’s Bedford and Bowery column. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and economics from New York University.
Contributing Writers: Jasmine Bina, Juliette Duveau and Sophia Dumenil, Joe Escobedo, Mason Hinsdale, Wang Lin, Susan Owens, Qin Qian, Lotus Ruan, Tamsin Smith