About us

ThinkChina is an English language e-magazine with a China focus and powered by SPH Media Limited's flagship Chinese daily Lianhe Zaobao*. We publish original reporting, opinion pieces and columns across a wide spectrum of topics, covering political, economic, socio-cultural and technological developments in China and the Greater China region.


Our extensive network of Chinese-language journalists and writers are mainly from Singapore, China and other parts of Asia. We seek to bring their nuanced and insightful perspectives to the English-speaking world through thoughtful curation and meticulous translation. This myriad of voices is projected from the unique vantage point of multi-ethnic Singapore - a proverbial little red dot in Southeast Asia.


*Lianhe Zaobao is a Chinese language Daily published by the SPH Media Limited. It is one of the few foreign-owned Chinese language media accessible online in China. It has a monthly unique visitorship of 5 million, and a monthly pageview count of 100 million in China.

Our team

Loh Woon Yen
Managing Editor (Chinese Media Group)

Woon Yen is the Managing Editor of Chinese Media Group in SPH Media, where she heads the teams responsible for newsroom operations, partnership and engagement, as well as custom publishing. Prior to this, she was the Deputy Digital Editor of the Chinese Media Group and the Business Editor of Lianhe Zaobao. Woon Yen studied Accounting and Finance at Lancaster University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Chow Yian Ping

Yian Ping was a senior correspondent at Lianhe Zaobao where she wrote big reads and features. She has worked as a journalist, a museum curator and a TV producer. She has lived in Beijing, Hong Kong, Manila, Wellington and Singapore where she is now based. Yian Ping volunteers for the community-initiated Oral History Project (oralhistoryproject.sg) and interviews pioneers from the Singapore culture scene. In her free time, she enjoys writing short stories, essays and poems in Chinese. 

Charlene Chow
Content Editor

Charlene Chow is the content editor at ThinkChina. She was previously with the Singapore Foreign Service where she worked at various desks and was posted abroad. She later joined a food magazine where she produced features, personality profiles and other print and online stories. She enjoys exploring the worlds of people, culture and food.

Candice Chan
Executive Translator/Content Producer

Candice was previously a publishing editor and civil servant. She loves words and languages, which prompted her to learn French in NUS and study translation in NTU. She also enjoys books, music, movies, and photographs, all of which tell stories in their own way. 

Grace Chong
Translator/Content Producer

Grace pursued her Master's degree in English linguistics right after she completed her Bachelor's degree in Chinese linguistics. She is intrigued by how linguistic theories can be applied across different languages, and if they can't, they'll make good research papers. When she's not translating, she can be found singing, eating, and shopping. 

Josephine Hong
Copy Editor

Josephine completed her undergraduate degree in Chinese Language and Literature from Fudan University, Shanghai, and is an accredited editor with the Institute of Professional Editors (Australia and New Zealand). She has edited for a trade publisher, government organisation and finance and economics research houses. She is passionate about the art of storytelling in both digital and print mediums.

Our Chinese name (思想中国)

ThinkChina’s Chinese logo is a traditional seal carving with a modern twist. While most seals are carved on stones, our logo is carved on a ceramic sculpture created by Singaporean artist Oh Chai Hoo.

The carved logo is a fusion of three different scripts: Han dynasty brick engraving (砖文), Song typeface (宋体), and simplified Chinese characters.

Chai Hoo gave much thought to the design. “思想” (think)  has its Chinese character “思” slightly tilted, cleverly mimicking a person’s tilted head while thinking. “想” is made up of three parts, the part “目” (eye) is carved horizontally to resemble an eye; the idea is for one to stand beside a tree (木), to see with our eyes (目) and to ponder with our heart (心). A more structured look is adopted for “中国” (China). The word “中” (middle) has retained this balanced form for more than 3500 years, while “国” (country) rendered in simplified Chinese character, gives a stable and firm base to the design.

There is a “pixelated” border framing the words “思想中国” (ThinkChina), but “思想” (think) ventures beyond the borders, encouraging us to think outside the box. Lastly, the ceramic sculpture mimics a contemporary building, strongly rooted while looking forward and upward, an embodiment of the artist’s hopes for ThinkChina.

About the artist

Mr Oh Chai Hoo


Mr Oh Chai Hoo graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts with a specialisation in Western painting. When he was in Secondary One, his art teacher encouraged him to take up art classes at a community club. At 14, he started painting by the Singapore River, where experienced artists would look over his shoulder at his paintings and give him impromptu masterclasses. He believes that everyone is born with a mission, and his is to be an artist. His art philosophy is to discover emotions and memories (even painful ones), and to translate these into his creations. He has never forgotten why he got started on art, and will continue to keep at it.