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Xinran (born in Beijing, 1958) was a radio journalist with a ground-breaking program Words on the Night Breeze (1989-1997) in China before moving to London. She often advises Western media (including BBC and Sky News) about Western relation with China and makes frequent television and radio appearances. She is a member of the advisory board of the Asia House Festival of Asian Literature. In 2004, Xinran set up the charity The Mothers' Bridge of Love (MBL), which reaches out to Chinese children in all corners of the world by creating a bridge of understanding between China and the West and between adoptive and birth cultures. [adapted from Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother (2011)]
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