Mr. XIE Cheng was born in Sichuan, China in 1976. He got the Bachelor of Arts degree in 1999 from Southwestern University of Finance and Economics of China (SWUFE). From 1999 to 2002, he pursued the post-graduate study in Law School of SWUFE, and obtained the Master of Laws degree in 2002.
He entered into the former Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation of China (MOFTEC) in 2002，and has been engaged in the WTO Doha Round Negotiations for ten years. In 2004 and 2005, he made contribution to the Paris-based negotiations on the UNESCO Cultural Diversity Convention as one member of the Chinese government delegation.
From 2005 to 2011, he worked as a diplomat in the Permanent Mission of China to the WTO in Geneva, Switzerland, where he represented China to participate in the Doha Round services negotiations and the most of conferences of Council of Trade in Services and its subsidiary bodies. In 2011, he returned to Ministry of Commerce of China (MOFCOM) and was appointed deputy director of the division of trade in services in the Department of WTO Affairs.
Mr. XIE published some academic articles in recent years, which reflected his in-depth thoughts on international trade in services. They include: Implication of the UNESCO Cultural Diversity Convention on the services trade negotiations in the WTO (2006), Legal Mechanism of withdrawing and modifying services schedules under the GATS (2007), Subsidies on Trade in Services: Characteristics and Country-Specific Practices (2009), and Legal Analysis of Trade Dispute on Films between China and the U.S. (2010).
He intends to develop his legal expertise through a systematic and intensive study of the LL.M. IELPO program.
His native language is Chinese, and is fluent in English.