Gabriel Li got her Master's degree in translation and interpretation at Beijing Foreign Studies University. She started her career as an interpreter, however later on discovered her major interest in writing. She is engaged in areas including AI, LGBT rights, feminism, gender equality, as well as other cultural and social issues, and never ceases to discover the stories that expose the intricacies and complexities of human nature. She has been recently indulged in writing about the deep-rooted similarities and differences between Chinese and western cultures. Apart from that, she is also a ferocious reader, Brit-Pop listener and diehard Marvel fan.

If you ask a foreigner about Chinese beer brands, most of them would first come up with Tsingtao beer, the one named after Chinese coastal city Qingdao. Looking back over a century ago, the colonial past of the city is closely intertwined with the history of the breweries.