1917年6月9日，美國記者汤姆斯·密勒（T. F. Millard）在上海创刊《密勒氏评论报》，读者主要是在华外侨、中国政界和知识分子，海外读者亦多，在美国、欧洲和中国有一定的影响力。1919年，《密勒氏评论报》由约翰·比尔·鲍威尔（John Bill Powell）接管，英文名改为《中国每周评论》，其子约翰·威廉·鲍威尔（英语：John W. Powell）（John W. Powell）隨後繼任主編。。
^ 1.01.1Who's Who in China, 3rd ed. Shanghai: The China Weekly Review. 1925. pp.5 "The civil war of September, 1924, forced the revision of many of the biographies and delayed for several months the publication of this volume."
^Who's Who in China, 3rd ed. Shanghai: The China Weekly Review. 1925. pp.5 "Then about a year ago, owing to the attention which has been devoted to the Returned Students and their place in modern Chinese Society, it was suggested that we include the names and biographies of the alumni of Tsing Hua College of Pe- king, otherwise the names and information regarding the Chinese men and women who have studied in the United States through the school in Peking which was established as a result of the lirst remission of the American share of the China Boxer In- demnity. This list was compiled by Mr. C. T. Tsai, Alumni Secretary through the courtesy of Dr. Y. S. Tsao, President of the institution."
^Who's Who in China, 4th ed. Shanghai: The China Weekly Review. 1931. "the contents of the bock may be briefly described under the following group- ings; (1) Revisions of biographies of the leading officials of the National Government, military and civil; (li) The military and political leaders who participated in the :ance against the Japanese invasion of the Three Eastern Provinces, Shanghai, Jehol and North China proper during the period of 1931-33; (3) Provincial Governors and regional military leaders in the various provinces ranging from Sinkiang to Canton; (4) Educational workers and men of profession; (5) Leaders of business and industry banghai and elsewhere in China; (6) Christian and Welfare workers. As a special feature, the book contains the first Chinese Buddhist menk and one Thibetan religious leader from Hsikang in Inner Thibet."