Chaoyang Trap is a newsletter about everyday life on the Chinese internet. It’s a regular, usually fortnightly, exploration of contemporary China, one important niche at a time. We’re interested in marginal subcultures, tiny obsessions, and unexpected connections. 

We want to feel like the best group chat you’ve ever been in.

We accept pitches, and offer micro-grants. You can also subscribe via Wechat / Alipay or Paypal. Get in touch at hello AT chaoya.ng.


Tianyu Fang
Writer and researcher. Co-founder, Chaoyang Trap. Contact me at fang AT substack.com