Xinyan joined BBC News in 2012 as a producer covering the Asia Pacific region based in Beijing, China.
From the umbrella movement in Hong Kong to the Rohingya refugee crisis, she led international filming crews in the coverage of a series of major breaking news events.
BBC NEWS - Asian massage workers: 'How can we not be scared?'
US hate crimes: 'Asian women are not weak, timid or quiet' - BBC News
BBC News: The sinking island voting for Trump
BBC News: ‘I just had a baby - now I’m going to the frontline.’
How one man is saving China's endangered bees
BBC: China Communist officials sent on revolutionary tours
SCMP FILM: Fighting fentanyl: the drug from China destroying American lives
SCMP: US farmers hurting over flooding and trade war
Lady M: the New York bakery taking Asia by storm
Brian Leung: The Hong Kong Legco protester unmasked
SCMP: The Mandarin Duck: New York’s most surprising celebrity
Hong Kong chef brings contemporary Chinese food to America
INKSTONE: China is being choked by its deserts. This family is fighting back
In 2020, Xinyan rejoined BBC News as a video journalist at its Washington DC bureau, covering US domestic news, including the 2020 presidential election.
She also produces the BBC's mobile-focused show Cut Through the Noise exclusively on Facebook Watch.