David Wertime

Co-Founder and Co-Editor, Tea Leaf Nation

David Wertime
David Wertime focuses on crossing the digital, cultural, and linguistic barriers that separate China from the West. He believes the great promise of the Internet is to expand our capacity to care about people we have never met, wherever they may be.

Tea Leaf Nation aggregates, synthesizes and analyzes Chinese social media, turning millions of comments and tweets into stories that English language readers can understand. You can follow TLN via @TeaLeafNation on Twitter or @TeaLeafNation杂志 on Sina Weibo.

David first encountered China as a Peace Corps Volunteer ten years ago. Since then, he has lived, worked and studied in Beijing, Chongqing and Hong Kong. He spent four years as a corporate lawyer, including over two years at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York City.

He holds a B.A. from Yale and a J.D. from Harvard, where he was co-president of the Harvard Asia Law Society. Originally from the Philadelphia area, he now lives in Washington, D.C.


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