Cao Xin is an Adjunct Fellow of the Charhar Institute in Beijing. He is Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Southern Weekend online version, Deputy Director of Nanfang Media Group’s Beijing Office and Chief Correspondent in Beijing. His research focuses on China’s relations with other countries, especially major powers. He has produced an abundance of perspicacious news articles, for instance his special series devoted to the Belt and Road Initiative. He received a master's degree from Renmin University of China, majoring in global political economy and international relations.