Falk Hartig, born 1979 in Leisnig, is a sinologist and journalist. He researches political communication in China at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main and owns one of the Lei Feng T-shirts popular with exchange students and tourists. Hartig lives in Leichlingen in the Rhineland. Most recently he published "Chinese Public Diplomacy. The Rise of the Confucius Institute" (Routledge, London and New York, 2016).