|Born||4 July 1963|
|Highest ranking||8 (April 2002)|
|Height||1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||58 kg (128 lb; 9.1 st)|
She won team and mixed doubles gold medals in the 1983 World Table Tennis Championships.
She moved to Germany in 1989 and settled down in Luxembourg two years later. Her husband, Tommy Danielsson, is her coach and training partner.
She competed for Luxembourg at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in the women's singles competition. She lost 4-2 to Feng Tianwei of Singapore in the 3rd round. She was the flag bearer for Luxembourg during the closing ceremony.
- "ITTF World ranking". www.ittf.com. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
- "Rio 2016". Rio 2016. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
- "The Flagbearers for the Rio 2016 Closing Ceremony". 21 August 2016. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
- NI Xia Lian at the International Table Tennis Federation
- "NI Xia Lian at old.ittf.com". Archived from the original on 11 January 2017. Retrieved 24 June 2018.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
- "NI Xia Lian at ittfranking.com". Archived from the original on 19 July 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2018.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
- Xia Lian NI at the International Olympic Committee
- Xia Lian Ni at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com
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