Qiyang Niu joined HD’s Asia team as a Project Associate in 2018. Prior to this, he worked as a political correspondent for Shenzhen Media Group in Washington D.C. covering news on U.S. Asia and Eurasia policy at the Department of State, the Pentagon, the White House, and major think tanks in D.C. area. Previously, Qiyang was a project assistant at EastWest Institute for its Track-II diplomacy team and a research intern for Central Asian affairs 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.
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