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Commentaries by Mathilda Lan

Mathilda Lan

Chinese reporter with a major international media organization

Mathilda Lan is a Chinese reporter with a major international media organization based in Beijing. She has extensively covered social issues and trending cultural stories in and about China. Her journalistic work has appeared in a number of international and U.S. media outlets.
  • Jun 22, 2016

    In the wake of the deadly shooting in an Orlando gay club, nearly 200 Chinese LGBT groups issued an unforeseen joint statement as a tribute to the victims, a expression of grief, and to send a strong message to the general public in China on LGBT violence. Despite enormous progress in the past two decades, LGBT groups still face discrimination, and are fighting to push legislation to give individuals more protection under the law.

  • Feb 16, 2016

    To me there is a profound contradiction at the source of my dislike for the evolution of Chinese New Year: few traditional customs are left today, yet we are all are compelled to cherish and practice them. The shopping, the travelling, and the restaurant feasts only reflect the spirit of capitalism rather than Chinese traditions.

  • Jan 05, 2016

    Since the announcement of the new policy, Chinese feminists have been concerned that women aren’t really given full freedom to choose whether to have a second child – or any child at all – due to cultural and public policy reasons.

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