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Yanmei Xie

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.

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.

Articles by Yanmei Xie (1)

  • South China Sea: Washington says one thing but Beijing hears another

    Washington has made its point loud and clear in the South China Sea. But it is likely to be lost on Beijing. 'There should be no mistake: the United States will fly, sail and operate wherever international law allows', Defense Secretary Ashton Carter declared at a late May gathering of Asia Pacific's top defence officials in Singapore.