Qiyang Niu

Project Officer

Qiyang Niu joined HD’s Asia team in 2018. He currently covers a range of HD projects including managing U.S.-China competition and de-escalating tensions in the South China Sea. Prior to this, he was a political correspondent for Shenzhen Media Group in Washington D.C., reporting news on U.S. Asia and Eurasia policy from the Department of State, the Pentagon, and the White House. Previously, Qiyang interned at EastWest Institute as well as at UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. He holds a Master’s degree in European and Russian Studies from Yale University and a Bachelor’s degree in Russian Language and Literature from Nanjing University.​ He speaks Mandarin Chinese, English, and Russian.


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