Hangwei Li

Hangwei Li

Asia Fellow Spring Semester 2019
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Hangwei Li was an Asia Program Visiting Fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School during the 2019 spring semester. She is also a PhD candidate in Politics and International Studies at SOAS, University of London. Hangwei holds a Master’s degree in Media, Journalism and Globalization from Aarhus University and City, University of London. Prior to her current gig, she worked as a journalist and researcher for three years in Africa (mainly in Ghana, Zambia and Tanzania). She has also worked for United Nations Information Center and Council of Europe as media expert and University of Zambia as a guest lecturer. Her previous work has been published in various media, including the Guardian, Financial Times, NPR, VICE, Middle East Eye, South China Morning Post and Beijing TV. Her investigation on environmental issues for the Guardian won a silver medal from United Nations Correspondents Association in 2017. Hangwei’s current research interests include China’s political communication practices and external propaganda, Chinese and African politics as well as China-Africa relations.