This is just the beginning of a list. But this is a good start if you’re looking for Asia-based newsletters.
We’ll keep this updated. At some point, we’ll get around to putting this into a sortable Airtable. But for now, this will have to do.
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Funky stories out of Asia, like Prayuth’s latest poem. Based all around Asia.
Covers science, tech and medical news across Asia.
Covers the art and culture scene in Southeast Asia. Singapore-based not-for-profit.
There aren’t that many media newsletters in the region, so this is a nice discovery out of Bangalore. This is written by Jayadevan PK, the product head at FactorDaily. It goes to journalists, decision-makers and product people.
A fascinating look at contemporary youth China. Hip hop, marriage, male idols, video. A favorite.
The SupChina Newsletter
Business, political and cultural news about China.
Reports on issues and events across China. Part of Shanghai United Media Group.
Bill Bishop’s daily updates, $15-a-month subscription. New Yorker calls it “the presidential daily brief for China hands.”
The Daily Briefing by TechNode
Beijing-based, covers the Chinese tech and startup space. Asia’s TechCrunch.
Stratechery by Ben Thompson
Taipei-based, known for its deep insights into the tech space. Subscription based. Indispensable reading for many in the tech startup space.
Daily briefings on the Asian tech space. Singapore-based.
Covers Asia’s tech startup ecosystem. Singapore-based.
If you like this list, you should see our guide to Asia-based podcasts.
Forward Guidance Asia Edition by Bloomberg
The latest on what’s moving markets across Asia, sent every morning. Via Hong Kong.
The Daily Brief by DealStreetAsia
Tracks investment deals — PE, VC and M&A — across ASEAN and India.
A newsletter from ANZ offering insights, opinion and research on the region’s economy and financial services.
Fosfr by Santosh Nair
An eclectic mix of intellectually fascinating stories on entrepreneurship, creativity, science, technology. Aims to be “The Economist” of newsletters. Twice a week. Recommended. Singapore-based.
A fun weekday news email targeted at “time-poor, information-hungry girlfriends.” Sydney-based.
A daily newsletter out of Ulaanbaatar, covering general news. In Mongolian.
Reports on news and issues in Myanmar.
Targeted at the sustainable business community in Asia. Singapore-based.
Our Better World
Funded by the Singapore International Foundation, which aims to bring together communities to do good.