After completing the MSc in African studies, I enrolled on an MPhil in International Relations at Cambridge and returned to Beijing after graduating in 2010. In search of a better platform and chance to explore the world, I got a job as an international news reporter at China Daily, China’s national English language newspaper. China Daily offers greater autonomy and the opportunity to report more freely than other Chinese media. My job has allowed me to travel and report on events, conflicts and even wars in locations such as Dadaab refugee camp, Pakistan, Egypt and Syria. With an aim of bridging the cognitive gap between China and Africa while enhancing the understanding of China and Chinese culture to African people, China Daily decided to extend its overseas editions from the US and Europe to Africa. I was lucky enough to be chosen as the only correspondent in the African bureau at this stage thanks to my expertise, which means I will be stationed in Nairobi and traveling around the continent to report African news and Sino-African news for the next two to three years.