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Yu Jie (Cherry)

JieYuDr Yu Jie (Cherry) is Head of China Foresight Project and  Dahrendorf Senior Research Associate at LSE IDEAS. Her research focuses on decision-making process of Chinese foreign policy as well as China-EU relations in general. She is also a seasoned media commentator on China's foreign affairs in major Chinese and English media outlets, including BBC (TV&Radio), CCTV,the Independent, the I, South China Morning Post VOA and Xinhua News Agency.

She gained her doctorate at the International Relations Department, LSE. Her thesis titles as "Partnership ot Partnerships: An Examination on China-EU relations by using China-EU collaboration on climate change and clean energy technology as a case study". 

Prior to LSE IDEAS, she worked as a management consultant and China Desk at London Office of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, GmbH. She worked extensively with leading European conglomerates on China market entry strategies and Chinese State Owned Enterprises on direct investments in Europe, including EADS, Shanghai Automotive (SAIC), China General Nuclear Group (CGN). 

She also teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate courses at LSE and School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

She obtained her MSc in International Relations from the LSE and her BA (Hons) in Politics and International Studies at University of Warwick.

Areas of Expertise

  • China-EU Relations; Post Brexit UK-China Relations
  • Decision-Making in Chinese Foreign Policy
  • Civil Nuclear &Renewable energy
  • Civil aviation