Xie Ding is originally from Chongqing. He worked as a journalist for 13 years, writing for daily newspapers, weeklies, and monthly magazines. A collection of his reports was published under the title "Trapped Outside."
In 2014, he founded “NoonStory,” a non-fiction sub-brand of jiemian.com which aims to provide stories that are fresh, real and reflective of the contemporary environment. He is currently a freelancer, and working on his latest book.