- Program Year
- Country of Current Residence
- City/Town of Current Residence
- Current Position
- Researcher, Forum Director
- ChunQiu Institute
Researcher, TV Host, Producer
- Communications (including media), International relations, Journalism
- Chinese, English, Japanese
- Interest(s) / Expertise
- art history, international relations, journalism, television journalism
Xiaoli is from Shanghai, China and graduated with a BA degree in International Relations from University of Leeds in the UK and a master’s degree in International Studies and Diplomacy from the University of London’s prestigious School of Oriental and African Studies, in the UK. While she was growing up, Xiaoli had the opportunity to experience different social and political environments as she resided in Japan, Australia and the UK. She is fluent in Chinese, English and Japanese.
Prior to becoming a Sauvé Fellow, she had worked for the UN office in Geneva on a research project on North East Asia Security and later on the Conference on Outer Space Security. She eventually returned to China to pursue her aspirations in media and joined the Shanghai Media Group where she was the chief English news anchor and feature interview reporter (news and current affairs) for the Shanghai-based international satellite channel Dragon TV.
Xiaoli is Forum Director of the ChunQiu Institute and host of current affairs and news programmes at the International Channel Shanghai (ICS). In 2008 she was extremely busy with special coverages of China’s 8.0 scale earthquake, the Beijing Olympics, China’s first space walk and the US election, for which she traveled to Washington, D.C. Among important stories of 2010, Xiaoli covered the Shanghai World Expo.
Xiaoli explored the subject of art history through anthropological and philosophical angles. Upon her return to China, she started an art magazine in Shanghai -the natural outcome of her research as a Fellowr.