Information Controls, China, Internet Management, ICTs, Social Media, Technology, Identity

Five-Year Experience in Beijing

Five-Year Experience in Beijing

I did my undergraduate studies in Beijing Foreign Studies University, majoring in International journalism and communications. Upon graduation, I lived and worked in Beijing for another year.

Study Abroad in Hong Kong

Study Abroad in Hong Kong

In 2012, I went to City University of Hong Kong as an exchange student. I received trainings in Public Relations as well as News Features writing, studied Hong Kong heritage and culture, examined Hong Kong movies and imbed identity.

Understanding of Cantonese Culture

Understanding of Cantonese Culture

I was born and raised in Guangzhou, a city I couldn't love more.


  • Researcher at The Citizen Lab, University of Toronto.

  • My research focuses on the interplay of the state and private companies in terms of Internet management and innovation in the digital age with an area focus on China.

  • I  frequently write about Chinese politics on different outlets and my blog.

  • I appear on various media outlets including The New York Times, Financial Times, The Initium, and more.

  • I curate @MeTooChina Twitter account.


  • Prior to joining University of Toronto, I received my master's degree in Asia Pacific Policy Studies at the University of British Columbia.

  • an editorial staff at, responsible for writing explanatory articles and commentaries concerning mot up-to-date news; 

  • an editorial intern at Caijing news website

  • an intern journalist at Guangzhou-based Southern Metropolis Daily, doing in-depth reporting with a focus on societal and breaking news;

  • an intern journalist at Beijing-based New Business Weekly, looking into how business in China has always been intertwined with politics; 

  • recipient of National Scholarship in China.


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