Snow Xue XIA

Snow Xue XIA joined the South China Morning Post (SCMP) in 2019. Prior to this, she produced documentary videos for Boston Channel 5 (Hearst Television) in the United States. She graduated with a Master’s in journalism from Boston University and a Bachelor's in finance from Kean University. With well-round skills of in-depth research, multimedia reporting (broadcast video, documentary, photography, data visualization, podcast), and especially, natural, articulate on-camera delivery in both English and Chinese. Xia strives to cover international stories and bridge the gap of misunderstanding between different cultures.

There is only one true heroism in the world: to see the world as it is, and to love it

-- Roman Rolland

Snow Xue XIA   

snow.xia@scmp.com | linkedin.com/in/xiaxue1995/

EDUCATION

Boston University, M.S. in Journalism, expected: Jan. 2019

Wenzhou-Kean University, B.S. in Finance, magna cum laude, June 2017, GPA: 3.83/4.0

  • Zhejiang Provincial Outstanding Graduates Award
  • Zhejiang Province College Students with Excellent Academic and Extracurricular Scholarship (top 3%)
  • Relevant Courses: Corporate Finance, Financial Statement Analysis, Financial Derivatives, Money & Capital market, Investments, Asset Management, Supply Chain Management, Economics, Accounting, Statistics, Business Law, International Relations Theories, World History, Literature, Art history, Biology, Psychology

EXPERIENCE

South China Morning Post, Hong Kong

Reporter, June 2019 – Now

  • Produce global political and business news video packages for global viewers, ranging from US-Iran tensions to coronavirus outbreak
  • Covered business beats, stocks markets and IPOs (including Alibaba’s secondary listing) in Hong Kong where the half-year long political unrest hit its economy
  • Covered cultures, arts, and health features in Asia (my story "Millennial Chinese men going bald younger, getting hair transplants to restore their locks and confidence" received about 80,000 clicks a week after it's published)
Hangzhou Luo Xia Culture Limited Co, Hangzhou, China

Founder/CEO, March - June 2019

  • Founded the first international volunteer travel organization Make A Difference in China in Hangzhou, analyzed overseas users’ data, optimized SEO ranking, operated overseas social media, placed online advertisements, and served overseas volunteers
WCVB-TV (ABC Affiliate), Needham Heights, MA

Production Intern, June – Aug. 2018

BUTV10, Boston, MA

Reporter/Producer/Anchor, Jan. – May 2018

  • Reported and produced weekly live half-hour newscasts with video reports on local, national and international news, as well as sports highlights and weather (topics range from Trump’s impeachment, US Midterm Election, Boston Marathon, and State House meetings)
BU News Service, Boston, MA

Reporter, Sept. 2017 – Present

  • Covered breaking news in the city of Boston, ranging from college students’ suicide, campus binge drinking, GMO laws in Massachusetts, Bitcoin and blockchain development, Opioid Crisis, protests against gun violence, anti-abortion protests, and American families adopting Chinese orphans.
Wong MNC Center, Shanghai, China

Research Intern, April – Aug. 2017

  • Prepared weekly political-economic news summaries and monthly news briefs of upcoming event related to foreign direct investment/multinational corporations for think tanks, scholars and decision-makers
  • Conducted research on China-Malaysia political-economic relations and China’s Maritime Silk Road Initiative and Southeast Asia; the research papers were read by various policy-makers around the world
      Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Meetings, Manila, Philippines

      APEC Voices of Future China’s Youth Delegate, Nov. 2015

      • Conducted research on green finance in China and addressed a speech on how youth can build sustainable and resilient communities in the Asia-Pacific region to APEC Voices Leadership Council and a hundred youth representatives from more than 20 countries
        Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) Wenzhou Convention, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China

        Interpreter/Emcee, Oct. 2016

        • Hosted ceremonies and galas, and interpreted the speeches of SATW representatives and Wenzhou government officials, explaining the cultural and historical subjects about China to American travel writers
        Global Faculty Development Symposium at The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

        Global Student Ambassador, Jan. 2016

        • Delivered a group speech on “Learners’ Needs in Global Education” to the American and Japanese academics and wrote a summary report on the symposium

        HONORS & AWARDS

        • Champion of 2015 APEC “the Voices of Future” China National Competition
        • Top 20% of BNP Paribas “Ace Manager” International Online Business Competition
        • Third-Prize Winner of 19th “Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press Cup” China National English Debating Competition
        • First-Prize Winner of 2015 China Central Television (CCTV) English Talents China National Contest
        • 2015 Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

        SKILLS

        Language: Mandarin, proficient; English, proficient; Arabic, basic; Spanish, basic

        Data Visualization: MS Excel, Tableau

        Video & Audio:Premiere, Final Cut, Audition

        Image & Photo:Lightroom, Photoshop, Illustrator

        Web:Word Press, HTML


        ACTIVITIES

        MIT Cambridge Chinese Choral Society, Soprano, Sept.2018 – Feb.2019

        Toast Master International, Public Speaker, March 2014 – March 2015

        Volunteer Society of Nepal, Chinese Language Educator, July 2014

        Green Lion, Turtle Protection Volunteer & English Teacher, Jan. 2014

        Wenzhou-Kean University Student Ambassador, Member, April. 2013 – May 2017

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