Massoud Hayoun

Massoud Hayoun is a North African American writer and speaker on Middle East, North African and Chinese affairs. He has written for The AtlanticTIME Magazine and Hong Kong's South China Morning Post.

You can follow Massoud on Twitter at @mhayoun or email him your story ideas and general thoughts/ anger at [email protected].

Beijing says you CAN get married in the Year of the Snake: The SinoFile

Chinese New Year ushers in yet another crackdown on rumors.

Top 10 weirdest Chinese beauty tips to spruce up your New Year: The SinoFile

A few lessons on grooming from the 1.3 billion people-strong charm school that is the People's Republic.

Why China should still care about a restive Arab World: The SinoFile

There are plenty of Bouazizi's in Beijing.

Li Keqiang's visit to migrant laborer home goes bottom's up: The SinoFile

Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang overlooks a little 'wardrobe malfunction.'

Labour disputes like HD Mining could cost BC residents: SinfoFile

But not if one BC First Nation has anything to say about it.

What HD Mining dispute says about Chinese labour: The SinoFile

The boiling discourse on the Chinese hires in a Canadian coal mining project shouldn't only be a South-Park-style 'They took our jobs.'

From Vancouver to Beijing, Chinese pop music betrays infinite love sickness

Too many gushing Chinese love songs leave The SinoFile desperately searching for Faye Wong on YouTube.

China's canned air mogul Chen Guangbiao has a little Mao complex: The SinoFile

A Chinese state-sanctioned environmentalist is selling air in soda cans, attempting to highlight environmental issues at a time when they are already on the agenda -- this week Beijing pollution...

Chinese netizens stunned by alleged New York Times hacking: The SinoFile

"The nation's hackers hacked into The New York Times' network. This is the first time I feel this kind of domestic invasion of privacy going abroad," a Chinese net user said.

How Aaron Swartz paved way for Jack Andraka's revolutionary cancer test

Jack Andraka's studies about pancreatic cancer would have never come about were it not for open access to online journals -- the very thing Aaron Swartz was promoting before his death.