Essential China Newsletters

There are many excellent newsletters that focus specifically on China and offer in-depth analyses of the country's politics, economy, society, and culture. As the creator of a China-focused newsletter myself, I recognize and celebrate their value and encourage you to explore and subscribe to these valuable resources. In this post, I take a look at some of my favorites.



does exactly what it says on the tin: “A weekly podcast about current affairs in China, hosted by Kaiser Kuo and featuring in-depth conversations about books, ideas, new research, intellectual currents, and cultural trends that can help us better understand what’s happening in China.” Additionally, Kaiser, along with other contributors, writes insightful articles that you won’t want to miss.


offers comprehensive coverage and analysis of China, its policies, technology, and US-China relations. It's a valuable resource for those interested in staying informed on the latest developments in the China space.

Lingua Sinica

for news, analysis, and commentary on Chinese-language media from the PRC, Taiwan, and beyond.

Tracking People’s Daily

provides regular updates on Chinese politics and policies, offering daily translations and analyses of the Communist Party's flagship newspaper, People's Daily.

Munching Rhinoceros Sausage

From a Beijing-based, American-born analyst,

writes clever articles on politics and international relations.

Following the yuan

helps understand the complex and dynamic world of Chinese consumers through the eyes of a Chinese millennial reporter.

The India China Newsletter

is a valuable source for comprehensive analysis and perspective on India-China relations, authored by experienced journalist Ananth Krishnan.

Concrete Avalanche

is the must-read newsletter for independent and alternative music from China.

Active Faults

is a must-read for anyone interested in the fascinating world of Chinese entertainment and fan culture.

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