Dr. Shouxin Xie completed a year-long fellowship at WFI in December 2009.  Dr. Xie joined WFI from the China State Forestry Administration in Beijing, where he is the Division Director for the Department of Forest Resource Management. Dr. Xie supervises and manages forest harvest issues across China, and is a key player in making forest policy for the country, including establishing forest harvest levels, policy implementation, harvest auditing, and stopping illegal harvest. During his fellowhip, Dr. Xie studied many different aspects of sustainable forest management systems in the U.S. Dr. Xie learned various perspectives on forest policy and management in the Pacific Northwest that he takes home for recommendation to China’s forestry sector.