About Me

Contact me for potential writing commissions, media inquiry, and collaborations at the email below:

Hi. I’m Caiwei Chen.

Born and raised in Xiangyang, China, Caiwei Chen is a freelance writer and journalist focusing on technology, society, and culture in China.

Caiwei’s writing has been seen in WIRED, Rolling StoneSouth China Morning PostProtocolThe China ProjectRadiiTechnode and more. She reporting and analysis on China has also been featured on BBCPolitico, The Los Angelos TimesQuartz News and CGTN. She is active on Twitter @CaiweiC.  

Besides her writing and reporting, Caiwei is the host and producer of The Redirect Podcast, a Mandarin-language podcast covering the transmutation of digital trends between cultures, and has trended the Top 50 podcast Chart repeatedly on Apply Podcast China with a highest record of No.23.

Caiwei regularly contributes to Chaoyang Trap, a Substack newsletter focusing on the everyday life on China internet founded by a group of friends. The critically acclaimed newsletter was selected as a Substack Featured Publication in 2022.

Caiwei is currently based in New York City.

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