Muyi Xiao

Muyi Xiao is currently the vsuals editor at ChinaFile, an online magazine published by the Center on U.S.-China Relations at Asia Society, dedicated to broaden its readers’ understanding of China and to spark new conversation about China’s place in the world.

Prior to joining ChinaFile in New York, Muyi worked in China from 2012 as a photo editor for Reuters then as a multimedia reporter for Tencent News. She has covered feature stories including China’s railway project in Africa, fake girlfriend renting, child marriages and a banned religious group called 'Almighty God'. Her bylines appear on The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, TIME, BBC, and more.

In 2015, Muyi was selected as a Magnum Foundation/NYU Photography and Human Rights fellow, which brought her to New York for the first time to engage in an intensive six-week study. Later, she was admitted into the International Center of Photography’s New Media Narratives program where she explored more creative and innovative forms of storytelling. During her time in the U.S., she has experimented with video installations for a story about Alzheimer’s and built an interactive website for a project about a Muslim couple from Massachusetts. Muyi was the executive producer of 'Down from the Mountains', which was awarded the World Press Photo Digital Storytelling Long Form First Prize in 2018. The same year, she was nominated for the Joop Swart Masterclass. Muyi and her husband are currently designing and developing a gamified news app.
Muyi Xiao

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Muyi Xiao by ©Miles Goscha