Zhaoyin Feng

Zhaoyin Feng is a Chinese-English bilingual journalist based in Washington, D.C., where she mainly reports on U.S.-China relations for the BBC’s TV, radio, and online platforms.

Previously, she was the U.S. Correspondent for Initium Media, where she joined a bus of Chinese students to witness Xi Jinping’s first state visit to the U.S., attended Donald Trump’s campaign rallies to document the rise of the Chinese-American right, stepped into the shoes of Chinese couples seeking surrogacy in America, dinned with one of China’s most-wanted fugitives, and explored the toolkit of a Hong Kong immigrant turned New York sex coach. Formerly a Hong Kong-based investigator, Feng specialized in cross-border fact gathering and anti-corruption investigations.

Feng speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, and English. She holds an M.A. from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University. She is a co-founder of Chinese Storytellers, an organization dedicated to empowering Chinese non-fiction content creators in English-language media.

Last Updated: July 18, 2019



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