The following is a list of China-related blogs and Twitter feeds that I consider worth following, in alphabetical order. Many of these names can also be found on Danwei‘s indispensable “Model Workers” recommendations, which itself is worth reading in full. Missing something? Send me an e-mail at matthew.schiavenza (at) gmail.com to make suggestions.
All Roads Lead to China- China business commentary from Rich Brubaker.
Asia Blog- Asia-related culture, politics, and current events from Asia Society.
Asia Security Blog- East Asia foreign policy and international relations
Asia Times Online- Asia-related news and commentary.
Asia Unbound- East Asia foreign policy analysis from the Council on Foreign Relations.
Bezdomny Ex Patria- Translations and commentary from Beijing-based New Zealander Chris Waugh.
China Daily Show- Onion-esque satire on China’s news and expat life.
China Digital Times- Daily roundup of China news and opinion, from the UC Berkeley School of Journalism.
ChinaFile- China news, culture, and history from Asia Society’s Center on US-China Relations.
China Geeks- Analysis of modern China with translations and commentary.
China Hearsay- Law, business, and economics commentary from Stan Abrams
China Hush- Translations and cultural commentary
China Law Blog- How law affects business in China
China Media Project- Chinese media analysis from the University of Hong Kong.
China Real Time Report- Political and economics commentary from the staff of The Wall Street Journal.
China Rises- Commentary from McClatchy Beijing correspondent Tom Lasseter.
ChinaScope- Financial data, information, and analytics
China Smack- What the Chinese Internet is talking about.
Danwei- Media, advertising, and urban life in China.
The Diplomat- Current affairs on the Asia-Pacific.
East Asia Forum- Economics, Politics, and Public Policy in East Asia
EastSouthWestNorth- Translations and cultural commentary from Hong Kong-based Roland Soong.
Inside-Out China- Commentary and reflections from US-based Chongqing native Xujun Eberlein.
James Fallows- China, US politics, and aviation from longtime Atlantic correspondent.
Letter from China- Smart dispatches from Evan Osnos of The New Yorker.
Managing the Dragon- Business in China from the ground up.
Michael Pettis- Economist Michael Pettis on China’s economy and financial markets.
Patrick Chovanec- Economic theory and analysis from a Beijing-based economist.
The Peking Duck- China commentary and opinion from author and long-time blogger Richard Burger.
Rectified.name- Humorous commentary from China blog legends Brendan O’Kane, Jeremiah Jenne, Dave Lyons, Will Moss, and YJ.
Shanghaiist- News and commentary from China’s largest city
Silicon Hutong- Consultant David Wolf on business in China.
Sinocism- A must-read daily China newsletter, with links and commentary, from Bill Bishop.
Sinosplice- On the Chinese language.
Sinostand- Culture, politics, and business commentary.
South Sea Conversations- Chinese commentary on the South China Sea.
Tea Leaf Nation- China and social media
News, Politics, Policy and Current Events
@NiuB William Albano- Taiwan-based technical writer
@blackChinahand The Black China Hand- China based criminal defense lawyer
@niubi Bill Bishop- Editor of Sinocism newsletter
@taniabranigan Tania Branigan- China correspondent for The Guardian
@melissakchan Melissa Chan- Former China correspondent for Al Jazeera English
@quelquefois Amy Chang- Foreign policy commentary
@joshchin Josh Chin – Editor of China’s Real Time Report
@FrankChing1 Frank Ching- Columnist, professor, and journalist
@ellachou Ella Chou- Clean energy consultant at Brookings Institute
@ChinaGeeks Charlie Custer- Editor of ChinaGeeks
@BarbaraDemick Barbara Demick- Beijing bureau chief for Los Angeles Times, author of Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
@LizEconomy Elizabeth Economy- Asia Studies director at Council on Foreign Relations
@gadyepstein Gady Epstein- China correspondent for The Economist
@maureenfan Maureen Fan- Former Washington Post Beijing bureau chief
@isaacstonefish Isaac Stone Fish- Associate editor at Foreign Policy
@jflorcruzCNN Jaime Flor-Cruz- CNN Beijing bureau chief
@PekingMike Mike Forsythe- Beijing-based reporter for Bloomberg
@fravel M. Taylor Fravel- MIT International Relations professor on China.
@hofrench Howard French- Former Shanghai bureau chief of New York Times.
@Yuxin_Gao Helen Gao- Beijing-born freelance writer
@ShuliHu Shuli Hu- Editor-in-chief of Caixin Media
@iandenisjohnson Ian Johnson- China-based journalist and author
@ska_kongshan Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrant- Northeast Asia director for International Crisis Group
@anathkrishnan Anath Krishnan- China correspondent for The Hindu
@larsonchristina Christina Larson- Beijing-based contributor to Foreign Policy.
@TomLasseter Tom Lasseter- Beijing Bureau Chief for McClatchy Newspapers.
@limlouisa Lousia Lim- NPR Beijing Correspondent
@klustout Kristie Lu Stout- CNN Hong Kong anchor
@damienics Damien Ma- China analyst at Eurasia Group
@kemc Kathleen McLaughlin- Beijing-based American journalist
@markmackinnon Mark MacKinnon- East Asia correspondent for The Globe and Mail
@AdamMinter Adam Minter- China-based contributor to Bloomberg World View
@malcolmmoore Malcolm Moore- Beijing correspondent for The Daily Telegraph
@eosnos Evan Osnos- China-based writer for The New Yorker
@panphil Philip Pan- Former Beijing bureau chief of New York Times and author of Out of Mao’s Shadow.
@dhpierson David Pierson- China correspondent for the Los Angeles Times.
@austinramzy Austin Ramzy- Beijing correspondent for Time.
@rob_schmitz Rob Schmitz- China correspondent for Marketplace
@vshih2 Victor Shih- China politics, economics, and finance expert.
@danwashburn Dan Washburn- Managing Editor of Asia Society Online; founder of Shanghaiist.
@jonathanwatts Jonathan Watts- Latin America correspondent for The Guardian; former Asia Environment correspondent. Author of When a Billion Chinese Jump.
@comradewong Edward Wong- China correspondent for the New York Times.
@HuXijinGT Hu Xijin- Editor-in-chief of Global Times
Law, Economics, Environment and Business
@chinahearsay Stan Abrams-Beijing based lawyer and blogger on law, business, economics, and politics
@GE_Anderson Greg Anderson- Consultant and author of Designated Drivers: How China Plans to Dominate the Auto Industry
@sagebrennan Sage Brennan- Consumer research consultant for China
@prchovanec Patrick Chovanec- Business professor at Xinhua University
@jamesahudson James Hudson- East Asia advisor to CSIRO
@raykwong Ray Kwong- US/Asia business consultant.
@christinelu Christine Lu- Co-founder and CEO of Affinity China
@zhongnanhai Cam MacMurchy- Hong Kong-based Senior Corporate Communications Manager
@greenlawchina Alex Wang- Energy and environment issues in China
@BullishChina Lawrence Wang- Economy, finance, and tech in China
@wolfgroupasia David Wolf- Beijing-based strategic communications advisor.
Language, Literature, Culture, History, and Society
@thebeijinger The Beijinger- Beijing lifestyle and entertainment magazine
@beijingboyce Beijing Boyce- Beijing-based blogger on cocktails, food, and nightlife.
@biesnecker John Biesnecker- Blogger and translator.
@ThePekingDuck Richard Burger- Blogger and author of Behind the Red Door: Sex in China
@mauracunningham Maura Cunningham- PhD candidate in Chinese history
@DavidFeng David Feng- Beijing-based China observer
@gallager_photo Sean Gallagher- Asia-based photographer with focus on environment
@peterhessler Peter Hessler- Author of three popular books on China.
@GraniteStudio Jeremiah Jenne- PhD candidate in Chinese history, Beijing-based blogger
@seanleow Sean Leow- Co-founder of NeoCha, an online space for China’s creative community
@ChinaMatt Matthew Lubin- Editor of China-focused literary journal Terracotta Typewriter
@davesgonechina Dave Lyons- Beijing-based contributor to Rectified.name
@zacharymexico Zachary Mexico- Writer and author of China Underground
@bokane Brendan O’Kane- Beijing-based translator and blogger
@sinosplice John Pasden- Creater of Sinosplice, founder of AllSet Learning in Shanghai
@iheartbeijing Elyse Ribbons- American playwright in Beijing
@ajschokora Adam J. Schokora- Founder & CEO of NeoCha
@stinson Matthew Stinson- Tianjin based blogger and photographer
@MrKennethTan Kenneth Tan- Editor-in-chief of Shanghaiist.
@jwassers Jeff Wasserstrom- China history professor at UC Irvine
Media, Public Relations, Internet and Tech
@LorettaChao Loretta Chao- China tech correspondent for the Wall Street Journal
@ThomasCrampton Thomas Crampton- Asia-Pacific Director of Social Media at Oglivy & Mather
@pdenlinger Paul Denlinger- Politics, technology, and society in China
@goldkorn Jeremy Goldkorn- Founder of Danwei, China media consultant
@KaiserKuo Kaiser Kuo- Beijing-based writer, musician, and communications worker.
@kaifulee Kai-Fu Lee- Chinese tech executive and author
@rmack Rebecca MacKinnon- Internet freedom activist and author of Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom
@ryanmmclaughlin Ryan McLaughlin- China based web designer and entrepreneur
@imagethief Will Moss- Beijing-based PR man
@thepekingorder Jeremy Webb- Digital strategist for Oglivy
@Yangguobin Guobin Yang- Internet activist and author
@aiww 艾未未 World-famous artist and activist Ai Weiwei
@chang_ping 长平- Journalist and writer
@HuShuli 胡舒立- Caijing editor Hu Shuli’s Chinese tweets
@mranti Michael Anti- Columnist, journalist, advocate for Internet freedom
@NanZhou 南方周末- China’s most interesting newspaper, the Southern Weekend
@ranyunfei 冉云飞- Writer and democracy activist
@wenyunchao 温云超- Well-known Internet activist based in Hong Kong
@wuerkaixi 吾尔开希- Prominent Tiananmen Square dissident, exiled in Taipei
@xieguozhong_ 谢国忠- Shanghai-based economist.