Xi (Grace) Yang, Attorney

Xi (Grace) Yang

Xi (Grace) focuses on international business and China law. She is our lead attorney on China labor and employment law and recently authored a book entitled the China Employment Law Guide. Xi (Grace) is admitted to practice law in Washington state.

Xi (Grace) received her bachelor’s degree from Peking University School of Law (“Beida”) and her J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law. During law school, Xi (Grace) won “Best Written Contract” in the University of Washington Contract Drafting & Negotiation Competition and the Pro Bono Student of the Year Award for her involvement in several community-based volunteer legal service projects.

Xi (Grace) is a native Beijinger who has studied and lived in the United States for many years. She is fluent in English and in Mandarin Chinese, and works out of both our Beijing and Seattle offices. Xi (Grace)’s international background gives her a deep understanding of both American and Chinese cultures and legal systems.

In her spare time, Xi (Grace) enjoys Western painting, Chinese traditional arts such as calligraphy and brush painting, traveling, and spending time with her family.

More About Xi (Grace)

Speaking Engagements

China Employment Law: What HR Needs to Know,” HRWebAdvisor, January 29, 2019.

China Employment Contract FAQs,” General Counsel News, December 8, 2018.

China Employment Law: What HR Needs to Know,” HRWebAdvisor, October 23, 2018.

Chinese Employment Law Landscape: Key Issues and Staying Compliant in the Local Market,” HRWebAdvisor, May 16, 2018.

Employment Law for Female Workers in China,” LawProCLE, April 18, 2018

“China Labor and Employment Laws,” LawProCLE, December 20, 2017.

China’s Employment Law Landscape: What You Need to Know,” Washington State Bar Association Seminar, December 7, 2017.

“Chinese Employment Law Landscape: Key Issues and Staying Compliant in the Local Market,” Commercial Law WebAdvisor, October 26, 2017.

Media Appearances

China Employment Contract FAQs,” General Counsel News, December 8, 2018.

China’s #MeToo momentum has broader benefits,” Reuters Breakingviews, August 10, 2018.

China: Online Registration, Point System Highlight Work Permit Reforms in China,” Bloomberg BNA, May 24, 2017.

China: Foreign Companies Hit With Much Higher Disability Payments,” Bloomberg BNA, February 10, 2017.

China: New Labor Laws Seek to Pressure Chinese Employers,” Bloomberg BNA, February 6, 2017.

China: Despite Landmark Ruling, LGBT Rights Lacking in China’s Workplaces,” Bloomberg BNA, January 19, 2017.

China: Students Get Grim Lesson in Factory Work,” Bloomberg BNA, December 14, 2016.

Long Hours, Low Wages Alleged at Ivanka Trump Shoe Factory,” Racked, October 12, 2016.

China: Better Accident Contingency Plans Required of Employers,” Bloomberg BNA, August 8, 2016.

China: Companies Must Shed ‘Dispatch Workers,’Bloomberg BNA, April 6, 2016.


China Employment Law GuideTCK Publishing, September 7, 2017.

Work published frequently on China Film Insider and Conventus Law.


New York State Bar Association

Washington State Bar Association

Asian Bar Association of Washington


  • University of Washington School of Law (J.D.)
  • Peking University (B.A.)
  • Yale University Summer Program (International Study)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Washington


  • English (Fluent)
  • Mandarin Chinese (Fluent)
  • Spanish (Basic)