Shuan Sim

Journalist, photographer, unicyclist

I graduated with a B.A. in Journalism and Linguistics from New York University.

The news holds inexhaustible interest for me, and I'm all about going all out to learn and write about the world around me. Other interests include photography, unicycling, cooking, and adding new things to this list.

Here is a list of some of the pieces I have contributed to various publications over the years.

Crain's New York Business
City's mental health crisis response pilot set to expand after promising start

The pilot demonstrated that team members felt safe responding to mental health calls without police intervention. Of all calls responded to, B-HEARD had to tap the police 34 times for assistance, mostly regarding transportation to a hospital. Police were called only twice to address safety concerns.

Crain's New York Business
Digital health startups look to conquer a new frontier: brick-and-mortar

Fertility health firm Kindbody, headquartered near Union Square, has raised $122 million to date, and that war chest helped it weather the pandemic, said founder and CEO Gina Bartasi. Kindbody launched in 2018 and has developed a telehealth platform along with local clinics in the Flatiron District and Fifth Avenue.

Crain's New York Business
UnitedHealthcare, Montefiore reach agreement to restore access

"We recognize and appreciate the care Montefiore provides is important and personal to our members, and we also know the negotiation process has been difficult for them," said Michael McGuire, CEO of UnitedHealthcare New York in a statement.

Crain's New York Business
H+H, Health Department say comptroller's MBWE report undercounted totals

Such expenses are only recorded by Stringer's office for capital projects where the funding source is from the city, Tallbe said. The $105 million recorded in the comptroller's report was for the Covid Centers of Excellence, which launched during the pandemic, and does not capture spending on personal protective equipment and medical supplies, for which MWBEs had been tapped as vendors, he said.

BioPharm Insight/Global Data News
CREATES Act dropped but may still see progress

On 9 February, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 was signed into law, but it excluded the CREATES Act. While branded pharma companies' lobbying reportedly won over, the Act's rare, strong bipartisan support is a positive sign for the Act to progress.

Rapaport Magazine
Credit Crunch

Banking experts say the industry must clean up its act if credit is to remain available to the midstream players.

Rapaport Magazine
Millennials Around The World

How international Millennials in major diamond markets -- U.K., China and Japan -- identify as a demographic and what are their concerns?

Rapaport Magazine
The Technology of Lab-Grown Diamonds

Diamonds take billions of years to form in the earth, but new technology allows for diamonds to be grown in labs in a matter of weeks.

China's Toxic Pollution Levels Fuel Luxury Air Filter Demand

It was January 2013, and Beijing's first " airpocalypse" descended upon the city. Face masks became the latest fashion trend and air purifiers became the latest must-have for Beijing residents. University of Virginia student Thomas Talhelm, then on his PhD Fulbright scholarship living there, too looked online for an efficient purifier.

China's Luxury Tea Sales Dry Up Amid Anti-Graft Drive

The 10-day period before China's upcoming Qingming festival is a prime time for Longjing tea farmers, marking the point when their tea plants start to sprout their prized spring shoots. However, this brief period also means something else for the farmers-scores of wealthy customers lining up to get their hands on premium "pre-Qingming" Longjing tea leaves that are only available this time of the year.

Asia Society
In China, a Long Tradition of Dodging the Sun

Forget sunblock — the Asians pictured here take it a step further with innovative protective gear. Where did this cultural preference for fair skin come from, and is it likely to change any time soon?