Neha Patil

The News Lens

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Type  Daily newspaper
Headquarters  Taipei, Taiwan
Format  Online
Founded  2013 (4 years ago) (2013)

The News Lens is an independent bilingual website based in Taiwan and Hong Kong which offers news from around the globe and within Greater China. Founded by Joey Chung and Mario Yang in 2013, the website aims to provide an independent and analytical alternative to the country's newspapers.  Article categories include politics, economics, technology, society, life, and more.



The News Lens has completed its series A financing. Current investors include North Base Media, a firm created by Marcus Brauchli and Sasa Vucinic; 500 Startups; Lionrock Capital founder and chief executive officer Hari Kumar; venture capitalist Herbert Chang; and angel investor Jim Wu.


The principal staff members are:

Co-founder/CEO: Joey Chung (鍾子偉), former president of Sanrio in China.

Co-founder/CCO: Mario Yang(楊士範), former editor-in-chief of CNET Taiwan; senior editor of Business Weekly(Taiwan).

Director: Marcus Brauchli, former executive editor of The Washington Post; former managing editor of The Wall Street Journal.

Advisory Director: Saša Vučinić, co-founder and former CEO and managing director of the Media Development Loan Fund.

Advisory Director: Kai-Fu Lee, founder of Sinovation Ventures (fka China's Innovation Works and Idea Bulb Ventures); the founding president of Google China.


  • In 2015, The News Lens received a silver award of the World Young Reader Prize, issued by WAN-IFRA, in the category of brand for the combination of Becoming Aces, Becoming Change and Special Reports initiatives.
  • References

    The News Lens Wikipedia

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