Xu Zhiyuan is a journalist and essayist, and one of the founders of One Way Space. He was previously a columnist for the Financial Times Chinese, and is well-known as the host of the Thirteen Guests interview program. He was an editor at The Economic Observer, and Executive Editor for Bloomberg BusinessWeek China, and won the Excellence in Opinion Writing SOPA award in 2008. He was also selected as a participant in the National Committee on US-China Relations Young Leaders Forum in 2006 and the BMW Foundation Young Leaders Forum in 2005. He is best known for his political and social commentary; his most recent English translation is the collection Paper Tiger.