The magazine was cofounded by Mark Kitto and Kathleen Lau. Kitto became sole owner of the magazine in 2001 when Lau sold her share to him. According to Mark Kitto, he operated the magazine from 1999 to 2004 with the unofficial cooperation of a series of state-owned media organizations, who were the only entities with publishing licenses. In 2004, one of those organizations took direct control of the operation and forced Kitto out.
In 2002, it had a staff of 30 and a circulation of 35,000 with 40 percent of its readership being expatriates. By 2010 it had a staff of 45 and a distribution of 60,000. The magazine's current publisher, Urbanatomy Media, also publishes that's Beijing and that's PRD (covering the Pearl River Delta).
- Jeremy Goldkorn (9 May 2005). "That's magazines: a cautionary tale". Danwei. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
- Kitto, Mark (23 April 2006). "That's China!". Prospect Magazine (121). Retrieved 31 December 2012.
- Cogan, Judy (23 May 2002). "That's entertainment". Shanghai Star. Retrieved 28 May 2011.
- "urbanatomy.com". Urbanatomy Media. Retrieved 28 May 2011.
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