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WHAT I DO

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I report on Chinese politics, businesses, and the country's global footprints

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I demystify technologies and
their impacts on people

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Where the internet was delivered by a donkey. 
Rest of World

Why another Chinese lesbian dating app just shut down. Protocol

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The coronavirus has heightened unemployment in China. Here's where those without jobs go to cope.  Rest of World
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Tencent dominates digital donations in China.
That’s the problem.  Protocol
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Why another Chinese lesbian dating app just shut down.  Protocol
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China's queer subtitle army.
Rest of World
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Two Gay Chinese Dads. One Long and Winding Trip to Fatherhood.  Narratively
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Snapshots from Hell.
True Stories in Sound
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The three times a transgender teen tried to escape.
无所不JI
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I document the struggles and
triumphs of LGBTQ communities

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I produce narrative audio stories
and host podcasts

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China's women gamers take on the haters.  Protocol
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The anatomy of a Chinese online hate campaign. 
Protocol
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Pandemic coverage and information gaps. 
Columbia Journalism Review
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Wash, Dry, Fold, Repeat:
How immigrants from China came to run NYC's laundromats.
 

WHAT I (ALSO) DO

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BIO

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Zeyi Yang is a journalist, podcaster, and researcher based in New York City. Currently, he works as a tech reporter at Protocol | China, but his journalistic interests also lie in immigration, race, LGBTQ issues, and everything related to China. Previously, Zeyi was a reporting fellow at Rest of World.

His feature story following a Chinese gay couple's cross-Pacific surrogacy trip won the 2021 Excellence in International Coverage Award by NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists.

In his spare time, Zeyi co-founded a Mandarin podcast 无所不JI that tells LGBTQ stories in China. One of the episodes has been viewed over 300,000 times on Weibo.

Born and raised in Wuhan, China, Zeyi is native in Mandarin, which enables him to talk to the Chinese immigrants and diaspora in NYC and get access to a community living in limbo between two world powers. In pre-pandemic times, he could be easily found on the streets of Chinatown and Flushing. Sometimes for reporting, always for food. 

CONTACT

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