Jessica Novia

Jessica Novia

reporter

Jessica Novia is a reporter at Goldthread. She was previously a producer at Channel News Asia and Discovery Networks.

Latest from Jessica Novia

Why do Chinese people love drinking hot water?

For many outsiders, the Chinese love affair with hot water is perplexing – it is one of the most searched questions about Chinese people on Google.

25 May 2020 - 6:59PM

For many outsiders, the Chinese love affair with hot water is perplexing – it is one of the most searched questions about Chinese people on Google.

Why do Chinese people love drinking hot water?
Meet Lu Kaigang, the Chinese ‘village supermodel’ and internet star who can make fashionable dresses out of anything

Known as Liuxianren online, he became famous on China’s TikTok for modelling outfits made from tarp, leaves and even an air-conditioner. His videos have given him international attention, landing him a spot at London Fashion Week and a photo shoot in Hong Kong.

26 May 2020 - 9:45AM

Known as Liuxianren online, he became famous on China’s TikTok for modelling outfits made from tarp, leaves and even an air-conditioner. His videos have given him international attention, landing him a spot at London Fashion Week and a photo shoot in Hong Kong.

Meet Lu Kaigang, the Chinese ‘village supermodel’ and internet star who can make fashionable dresses out of anything
Behind Hebei Pangzai: the Chinese stunt drinker turned Twitter star is an introvert, family man and aspiring chef

Liu Shichao, known as Hebei Pangzai, won over Twitter with videos of himself chugging six beers in under a minute and smashing bricks with his bare hands. How did a man from rural China break through the Great Firewall to become a global internet sensation?

15 Jan 2020 - 6:45PM

Liu Shichao, known as Hebei Pangzai, won over Twitter with videos of himself chugging six beers in under a minute and smashing bricks with his bare hands. How did a man from rural China break through the Great Firewall to become a global internet sensation?

Behind Hebei Pangzai: the Chinese stunt drinker turned Twitter star is an introvert, family man and aspiring chef