Rachel Meets China is a niche China travel blog featuring informative and inspirational posts on all things travel, culture, living abroad, and daily expat life in China. Through my engaging social media content and in-depth travel guides, the ‘Rachel Meets China’ platform has a combined audience of over 30,000+ social media followers and 6,000 unique monthly blog readers.
I have built a highly engaged audience that is interested in China-related content, ranging from teachers and other expat professionals working in China, to those interested in travel and Chinese culture, or looking to move to China. As an expat who has lived in China since 2015 and a media professional who is skilled in content creation, brand awareness, and marketing, I have years of experience understanding and conveying Chinese cultural topics and themes through media content.
If you would like to work with me for a guest post, sponsored review, or media event, or have another idea, please contact me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. My media kit and rates sheet is available upon request.
Below is a portfolio of writing, photography, media events, and social media collaborations I have done with many brands.
Note: Rachel Meets China and my personal social media channels are 100% independently owned and run solely by me, as they have been since I moved to China and founded Rachel Meets China in 2015. My brand is not connected to my professional media job, or any past or future jobs I may hold. I choose collaborators based on how they authentically fit my audience, and I maintain the right to not promote or review products unrelated to Rachel Meets China.
My writing has been featured in various publications. I worked as the Digital Marketing and Social Media Coordinator for Career China and First Leap China in Beijing from 2018 – 2022 where I wrote, edit, and post blogs and other social media content. I also curate and edit content from other expats living in China. You can read some of my articles here:
- First Leap China Articles by Rachel
- How to Become An International Blogger by Teaching English in China
- Top 10 Reasons You Should Teach English Abroad in China in 2020
- Embracing the Quirks of Chinese Culture
- 8 Awesome Places Expats In China Traveled Over the National Holiday
Guest Blog Posts
I’ve also written and collaborated with other online sites. You can check those out below:
- 2022 That’s Magazine: Rachel Weiss on The Day In the Life of a Foreign KOL
- Tour China Travel – One Week In Beijing: Top Things To Do
- Culture Trip – How To Spend 24 Hours in Beijing’s Central Business District
- The Fewer Things – 10 Reasons You Should Teach English In China
- That Charles Life: How to Transition From Teaching ESL Abroad to a New Career
- CTrip: Travel Experience in Zunyi
Notable Blog Mentions
- Vidalingua: Top 12 Travel Blogs for China
- Feedspot: Top 30 Beijing Influencers, Blogs, Podcasts & Youtubers in 2020
- Teach Future – 3 Amazing Blogs for a Better Understanding of What Life is Like Abroad
- Feedspot – Top 35 Teaching in China Blogs, Websites and Newsletters To Follow in 2018
- Expat Arrivals – Expat Blogs in China
- Expat Arrivals – Living in Beijing vs. Guangzhou
- Expat Focus: China Blogs
Bottega Beijing Instagram Collaboration (November 2022)
A collaboration with Bottega, a beloved Beijing pizzeria that was voted 14th Best Pizza by @50TopPizza. I was invited to enjoy several of their tasty pizzas and cocktails, and make a creative reel about the experience. I added them as a collaborator on Instagram so the post would appear in their profile as well.
Beijing Food Tour: Exploring Local Hutong Restaurants with Lost Plate (Dec 2021)
On December 4 Lost Plate invited me to join their Beijing Evening Food Tour, a delicious and thrilling food experience that involved zooming around the city by tuktuk to try 10 authentic dishes at 4 sit-down restaurants, plus one craft brewery. I’ve previously been on one of their food tours, and so I once again happily (and hungrily) accepted.
If you want to book a tour, make sure you use my code for a discount at checkout: RACHELMEETSCHINA
China Plus: The Old Masters of China Series (Aug – Nov 2020)
In the Fall 2020 I hosted a video series called The Old Masters of China for China Plus. For the video series we traveled to Gansu, Anhui, and Shandong to interview Chinese masters about their traditional crafts and how they have adapted to modern times.
- To see the full series website, visit the Old Masters homepage.
- Watch the series on Youtube
- Watch the series on Facebook
The series was streamed on multiple Chinese and foreign media platforms, including: Weibo, Facebook, Youtube, and Wechat. It streamed under many CGTN and CRI media channels as well, such as CGTN, Learn Chinese, and China Plus.
China Plus: Americans in China Video Interviews
In June 2020 I collaborated with China Plus on a variety of video interview projects, including a feature interview and a livestream.
Watch the Livestream on Facebook.
A Fascinating Night of Huangshan: Ctrip and Shanghai Tourism Department Promotional Event
On August 22, 2019 I was invited to join A Fascinating Night of Huangshan, a promotional event hosted by the Shanghai Tourism Department and Ctrip. I became a Huangshan International Citizen and gave a speech about my experience hiking Huangshan, and also did an Instagram Takeover for LetsLocal. Read more: A Fascinating Night of Huangshan: Ctrip and Shanghai Tourism Department Promotional Event
Ctrip Travel Experience Collaboration: Zunyi, Guizhou
In July 2019 I traveled to Zunyi, Guizhou in China and took part in a Travel Experience in collaboration with Ctrip and the Zunyi Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism. Here’s the article I wrote for the Ctrip site: Travel Experience in Zunyi, Guizhou.
A Fascinating Night of Zunyi: Ctrip and Shanghai Tourism Department Promotional Event
After my travel experience in Zunyi, I was invited to speak at a Zunyi Promotional Event to celebrate the city and promote future tourism there on November 11, 2019. I gave a presentation about my favorite things from the trip and was presented as a Zunyi Global Ambassador! Read more here: A Fascinating Night of Zunyi: Ctrip Promotional Event for Zunyi in Shanghai
Beijing Instagram Story Takeover: Partnership with RADII
In July 2020 I took over RADII’s Instagram Stories for a day to show some of my favorite places around Beijing! Follow me from the hutongs and Houhai Lake to the Forbidden City and SOHO Sanlitun.
Best Foods to Try in China: Food Tour with Lost Plate Food Tours
Lost Plate Food Tours invited me to join their new “Flavors of China” restaurant tour in Beijing on December 1, 2019 for a special media event, and I happily (and hungrily) accepted. Lost Plate Food Tours offers specialized food tours in Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai, and Xi’an with the goal of introducing you to local flavors and dishes you may have never tried before.
You can watch my Instagram Stories about their Food Tour here and read about my experience with their food tour here: Best Foods to Try in China: Food Tour with Lost Plate Food Tours