Xiao Qiang

Founder and Chief Editor, China Digital Times


Xiao Qiang is a Research Scientist at the School of Information, Berkeley, California and the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of China Digital Times, a bilingual Chinese news website. He became a full time human rights activist after the Tiananmen Massacre in 1989. Mr. Qiang teaches class on Digital Activism, and runs the Counter-Power Lab, an interdisciplinary group researching innovative technologies to expand the free flow of information in cyberspace. In 2015, Mr. Qiang has been named in the Foreign Policy magazine's Pacific Power Index list of "50 people shaping the future of the U.S.-China relationship." He was named on the list “for taking on China's Great Firewall of censorship."