SupChina is proud to present the NüVoices podcast! In this debut episode, hosts Alice Xin Liu and Joanna Chiu interview two Chinese women who work as news assistants for foreign media in China. News assistants are sometimes dubbed “researchers,” though really are journalists who rarely get the glory of a top-of-the-page byline like foreign correspondents, despite often doing much of the journalistic legwork.
Alice and Joanna also discuss what the NüVoices editorial collective is, how it got started, its focus on women writers, makers, artists, and its reach so far. Their personal approach to feminism is different, but they share a love for intersectionality and its relationship to China affairs.
Alice Xin Liu is a writer and translator (Granta, n+1, The Guardian, Asymptote), former editor at Pathlight, an advocate of self-care for women, CrossFitter and Acroyoga monkey, and Joanna Chiu has worked as a foreign correspondent most recently for AFP, covering politics, civil society, and legal affairs for China and Mongolia (she also owns a really cute cat). You might also know Joanna for starting the Directory of Female Experts on Greater China.
In the future of this biweekly podcast, Alice and/or Joanna might be joined by co-host Dominique Fong, reporter at the Wall Street Journal, and together they will explore the work of women in media and the arts in greater China, the impact of sexual harassment, abuses of power, international and domestic politics, and their own personal stories. Their guests will also, occasionally, be male.
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