Senior Analyst, China
Crisis Group Role:
Yanmei Xie is International Crisis Group’s Senior Analyst of Northeast Asia based in Beijing. She joined the Crisis Group in 2012, focusing on China's foreign policy and its impact on conflict and potential conflict situations.
Areas of Expertise:
- China's foreign policy
- China-Japan relations
- China’s policy towards North Korea
- South China Sea maritime disputes
- China's participation in East Africa security
Prior to joining the Crisis Group, she worked as a journalist in Washington DC for C-SPAN, the Capitol News Connection, Fox News and the McGraw Hill Co., covering the Congress and presidential elections. Before moving to the United States, she was an international news producer at the China Central Television.
Yanmei graduated from the Chinese Foreign Affairs University majoring in English and International Relations. She also has a master of art in mass communications from Miami University and a master of science in finance from George Washington University.
Yanmei was born and grew up in a small town in Sichuan Province, Southwestern China. She loves rock climbing, biking, skiing and surfing.
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