Since November 2019, Xiaoying Zhang has been deputy head of International Relations and Diversity at Deutsche Welle, Germany’s international broadcaster. In 2006 Zhang joined the International Relations department and was its deputy head from 2007 to October 2019.
As international communications officer she was also responsible for DW’s relations with international press from 2012 to 2015. From 1997 to 2005 she worked as senior editor for the Chinese Program of DW RADIO and was in charge of program planning,
coverage of currents affairs and moderation of live programs. She studied American language and literature as well as art history in Beijing and Frankfurt am Main and obtained her master’s degree in philology at Goethe University Frankfurt.