Xing Chen is from Shenze, Hebei Province and of Han ethnicity. He graduated from Hebei Judicial School (now Hebei Vocational College for Correctional Police) in 1995. In 2005, he obtained a bachelors degree from Hebei University and a lawyer’s license through self-study exams. In early 2006, he joined the Beijing Children’s Legal Aid and Research Center. He is now a full-time lawyer at Beijing Migrant Workers’ Legal Aid and Research Center, mainly engaged in legal aid case handling.