China Kantner (born January 25, 1971, San Francisco, California, USA) is an American songwriter, actress, and former MTV VJ. She is the daughter of Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship bandmembers, singer Grace Slick and guitarist Paul Kantner.
China first appeared as an infant on the sleeve of the Kantner/Slick 1971 solo LP Sunfighter. In July 1986, she appeared as a guest VJ on MTV, which led to her making regular appearances for the next two years during her summer vacations. As a MTV VJ, she even had to interview her own father for the MTV Summer of Love 20th anniversary celebrations.
She has also, over the years, made several contributions to the music of Jefferson Starship as both songwriter and singer. Despite this, she says that she has no real musical aspirations of her own, claiming that she cannot sing very well. She has also said that having well-known musicians for parents has actually lost her several parts, as directors automatically assume she is also musical.
She has appeared in several movies (such as Airheads and The Stoned Age) and television sitcoms (such as Home Improvement).
Since her appearance in Home Improvement, she has retired from acting, and spent some time studying at university. Although retired from acting, she still makes occasional appearances with Jefferson Starship when they play in the Los Angeles area. She currently resides in the Los Angeles area with her husband and step-son.