I was born and raised in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. My parents are from Hong Kong. I currently live in Boston. I have been blogging since 2000 and ran a website for Wong Kar Wai, a Hong Kong film director from 1996 until 2007. I'm currently a PhD student at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania where my dissertation is a study of the Global Voices newsroom. I'm broadly interested in new media, journalism and global communication, with a particular interest in internet control in China.