The Jing Daily Team

Yiling Pan, Senior 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.

Tamsin Smith, London Correspondent.  Tamsin spent two years working as Art Editor for Time Out Shanghai, and has helped to host events and shows with some of the city’s top galleries and museums. Tamsin holds a degree in linguistics from Cardiff University in Wales, and now works out of her hometown of London.

Lauren Hallanan, Contributing Writer & Founder of the WeChat Edition Newsletter. Lauren is a consultant, podcast host, and writer focused on Chinese social media marketing. She is particularly known for her knowledge of influencer marketing, live streaming, and social commerce. She is a contributing writer at Jing Daily and PARKLU, the curator of Jing Daily’s WeChat Edition newsletter, and the host of the China Influencer Marketing Podcast. On top of that she runs possibly the only website completely dedicated to analyzing the Chinese live streaming industry,, which she originally started as a way to document her own journey of becoming a popular streamer with over 350K Chinese fans. Find her on LinkedIn here.

Jessica Rapp, Contributing 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. Find her on Twitter at @jrapppp.

Contributing Writers: Ryan Steadman, Lynn Douglass, Juliette Duveau and Sophia Dumenil, Joe Escobedo, Wang Lin, Susan Owens, Qin Qian and Lotus Ruan, Susanna Nicoletti, Binglun He, Charlie Gu