Yaqiu Wang (pronounced ya-cho) is a senior China researcher at Human Rights Watch, working on issues including internet censorship, freedom of expression, protection of civil society and human rights defenders, and women’s rights in China. She has also written extensively on the Chinese government’s role in undermining human rights globally and global corporations’ complicity in human rights violations in China. Wang has testified before US Congress. Her articles have appeared in Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and elsewhere. She has been quoted by news outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Guardian, and has appeared on BBC, CNN, NBC and others.
Prior to joining Human Rights Watch, Wang was a researcher for the Committee to Protect Journalists, working on press freedom issues in China and other Asian countries. Wang was born and grew up in China, and has a MA degree in International Affairs from George Washington University.