Liz Flora, Editor-in-Chief. Prior to joining Jing Daily in 2013, Liz worked at Asia Society, where she contributed to Asia Blog the fields of arts, business, policy, and culture. Her work has also been published in The Atlantic, Roads and Kingdoms, Slate, Foreign Policy, Business of Fashion, artnet News, Skift, and Hyphen. Previously, she interned at the Center for a New American Security and the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. She holds a master’s degree in East Asian Languages and Cultures from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in international studies from University of Chicago. Liz is based in Beijing.
Jessica Rapp, Associate Editor. 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.
Betty Chen, V.P. Marketing Research & Syndication. Chen contributes to Jing Daily’s Chinese-language research, editorial, and marketing efforts. Before joining Jing Daily, Chen had extensive experience working in China and the United States as a market researcher at IQPC (a global conference firm in New York City), a corporate banking intern at Bank of China, and an e-commerce specialist at a luxury jewelry company in New York City. Chen holds an M.S. in information and technology management from New York University and a B.S. in management information systems from Southwest Jiaotong University. She also contributes Jing Daily content to Xinhua, China Daily, Sina, MSN, Phoenix media, Artron, Artintern, and other selected Chinese media.
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 Germany.
Plus contributing writers and columnists in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Hong Kong, Paris, London, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Sydney, Taipei, and beyond.