Over the past few years, WeChat has gained a reputation for circulating right-wing political disinformation. This has been particularly harmful to the Chinese American community, who have had limited access to reputable, in-language reporting.
Xīn Shēng Project (formerly WeChat Project) provides alternative, progressive perspectives on the most widely circulated issues on WeChat and beyond: affirmative action, policing, systemic racism, LGBTQ+ issues, and more. Our bilingual articles cross the language, generational, cultural, and informational barriers within our community and families.
Through our work, we hope to find new ways for Chinese Americans to relate to the struggles of all marginalized peoples.
Who is part of
Xīn Shēng | 心声 Project
(formerly WeChat Project)?
Xīn Shēng | 心声 Project (formerly the WeChat Project) was founded in June 2020 by a group of second-generation Chinese American college students. Our team has since expanded to include parents, international students, high schoolers, working professionals and more. Some of us are Chinese American, Taiwanese, non-Chinese Asian, mixed-race and dark-skinned. Some of us speak Mandarin, English, Cantonese of other dialects. A few of us are bilingual, but many of us are not. We rely on one another — sharing our language and organizing skills, writing and design abilities — in order to do what we do.
All of us help create content targeted to the specific needs of the Chinese diaspora. Whether our audience is first-generation immigrant parents on WeChat or later generations of Chinese diasporic peoples elsewhere online, we are grounded by the need to connect with, share knowledge, and learn from others in the Chinese diasporic community.