Zhao Hai is a member of the academic committee and a senior research fellow of the Grandview Institution. Dr. Zhao is the director of international political studies at the National Institute for Global Strategy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (NIGS-CASS), one of the top government-affiliated think-tanks. He is concurrently a research fellow at the Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (IWEP-CASS).
Dr. Zhao has done research on topics ranging from China-US relations, China’s foreign policy to global governance. Besides academic publications, he is a frequent international affairs opinion contributor to the China Daily and a guest commentator at the China Radio International (CRI) and the China Global Television Network (CGTN).
Previously, Zhao Hai worked as a research fellow at the National Strategy Institute of Tsinghua University (NSI), and held various positions at think tanks in Chicago and Washington D.C. in the United States.
Zhao Hai graduated from Peking University with a dual bachelor’s degree in history and law, and later with a master’s degree in Asia-Pacific regional studies. He also studied at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies. Dr. Zhao obtained his PhD in international history from the University of Chicago.
Liu Ying, doctor of law, is a professor and doctoral supervisor at Law School & Institute of International Law, Wuhan University, and a senior research fellow at the Wuhan University Institute of International Law, a chief expert for Wuhan University Academy of International Law and Global Governance. She was previously a visiting scholar at Queen’s College, Oxford University, and a Fulbright senior visiting scholar at Harvard University Law School.
Liu Ying Mainly focuses on international trade law, uniform rules for international commerce, international investment law, international financial law research and has Published more than 80 articles and 5 monographs in the above fields.
Jin Kai is a visiting fellow at the Grandview Institution and a non-resident scholar at the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. His current research projects include the Trump administration’s trade war on China and its long-term implications, China’s international image, and the Hong Kong issue.
Jin Kai obtained his master’s degree in International Relations from Wuhan University, China, and he had lived in South Korea for over 13 years. He received his Ph.D. in International Relations from the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS), Yonsei University, South Korea. After that, he had taught China’s diplomacy, China’s relations with the two Koreas, and East Asian security issues in several universities in South Korea. He often shared his views and comments on regional issues with leading media and newspapers in South Korea, including Arirang TV and Joongang Daily.
He was an international communications and public relations officer for the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Center of Education for International Understanding (UNESCO-APCEIU), and he is also a research fellow at Yonsei Institute for Sinology, Yonsei University, South Korea.
Since 2013, he has been writing commentaries on various global and regional issues, including China’s diplomacy, China-U.S. relations, the Korean Peninsula geopolitics, and the Hong Kong issue for The Diplomat as a contributing author. He is the author of Rising China: Power Transitions and Global Leadership in A Changing World (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). He also contributes to several leading Chinese English-language newspapers, including China Daily and Global Times.
Dr. Minghao Zhao is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Studies, Fudan University. He is also Member of China National Committee, Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP); Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Institute of International and Strategic Studies, Peking University; Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for International Security and Strategy, Tsinghua University. Prior to joining Fudan in 2019, he served as a senior fellow and deputy director for strategic studies at China Center for Contemporary World Studies, the in-house think tank of International Department of the CPC’s Central Committee (IDCPC). He has been awarded the IDCPC Prize for Excellence in Policy Research for several times.
His research focuses on China’s foreign policy, Sino-US relations, and Asia-Pacific security. He is author of Strategic Restraint: Is New-type Sino-US Relationship Possible and The Belt & Road Initiative and China’s connectivity-oriented global diplomacy. He has authored over 40 peer-reviewed scholarly articles and chapters in books. He has been awarded research grants from the National Social Sciences Fund of China, National Development and Reform Commission of China, China Development Research Foundation, the Sumitomo Foundation of Japan, and other institutions. His opinion pieces have been featured in People’s Daily, China Daily, New York Times, Project Syndicate, Nikkei Asian Review, The Diplomat among other media outlets.
He has contributed policy papers for Center for American Progress, US National Bureau of Asian Research, and Italian Institute of International Affairs among other research institutions. He has participated in international research projects, such as Global Trends and China-US Relations, a project co-sponsored by the Atlantic Council and China Institute for International Studies. He has been invited to speak at international conferences, including World Peace Forum (Tsinghua University), Beijing Forum (Peking University), Xiangshan Forum (China Association of Military Science), Global Strategic Review Conference (International Institute for Strategic Studies, UK), Atlantic Dialogue (German Marshall Fund, US), The Rhodes Forum (The Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute, Russia), and Asan Beijing Forum (Asan Institute for Policy Studies, ROK).
He has held visiting scholarships at research institutions in the United States, Italy, Japan, and Taiwan. He received a Ph.D. in International Relations, a MA in Diplomatic History, and a BA in Art Studies from Peking University. He also earned a LL.M in International Human Rights Law from a joint program by Lund University, Sweden and Peking University.
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