Meet the Fellows |
Four fellows nominated by their editors at leading media outlets in China were selected to receive the 2014 EurekAlert! Fellowships for International Reporters. The fellows attended the 2014 AAAS Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois.
Hongqiao Liu is an environment and science journalist from Caixin Media in China. Before that, she worked for the South Metropolis Daily. She has been doing on-ground investigation on environment, health, and science issues from mainland China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Germany and South Africa. She was awarded as a Young Journalist of the Year in the 2013 China Environment Press Awards, hosted by ChinaDialogue and the Guardians.
Xiao Gan is a reporter at China Science Daily with 3 years of experience. She received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a Masters in Communication Studies. She has composed over 200 articles covering nanoscience, chemistry development, the Nobel Prizes, and environmental issues. She also conducted 3 independent live reports on the launching of China's Shen Zhou series spacecraft. In 2012, she was awarded the Robert Bosch Fellowships for Science Journalists, for which she joined the ESOF 2012 program in Dublin, Ireland.
Kun Huang is an editor at the science desk of the International News Department of Xinhua News Agency, the biggest news organization in China. He graduated from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) with a Bachelor's Degree in English and Science, and a minor in Computer Science and Technology. He also earned a Master's Degree in Science Communication. He joined Xinhua News Agency in 2007, and served as the science correspondent in Xinhua's London Bureau from 2009 to 2012.
Wei Qian has been working for China Newsweek for over three years. She is now a senior reporter for the most influential news weekly in China. Her recent reports on China's dramatic epidemic of cancers and alarming increase of diabetic cases caused by radical change of lifestyle have surprised the public and influenced the policy-making agenda. She covers comprehensive topics on cutting-edge science research, innovation and science policy. Prior to joining China Newsweek, she was a staff reporter for 5 years at Science and Technology Daily, the official newspaper affiliated with the Ministry of Science and Technology of China. She graduated from the Journalism and Communication School of Renmin University of China.