Xiao Qiang, the President and Editor-in- Chief of China Digital Times (“CDT”), is a recognized expert on technology and human rights, especially on Chinese state censorship and surveillance. He is also a Research Scientist at UC Berkeley’s School of Information and the director of the Berkeley Counter-Power Lab, an
interdisciplinary faculty-student research group. Xiao is the recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship in 2001. In January 2015, Xiao was named to Foreign Policy magazine’s Pacific Power Index, a list of “50 people shaping the future of the U.S.-China relationship.” Xiao was named on the list “for taking on China’s Great Firewall of censorship.