The Chevening Fellowship is organised jointly by the LSE, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the Embassy of the UK in Beijing, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Peoples Republic of China.
The Fellowship brings Chinese diplomats from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) to IDEAS as visiting fellows.
The programme began in 2007 with an agreement between then Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, himself an LSE alumnus and Honorary Fellow, and his opposite number David Miliband.
Feng Yin is the Deputy Division director for Balkan Affairs in the International Department of Central Committee of Communist party of China (IDCPC) She studied International Relations at Peking University where she was awarded excellent postgraduates and obtained a Master of Laws. Her research focused on the Socialism issues and the Party System in Balkan countries.
Shen Jianping is the Deputy Director in the Department of International Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China. He previously worked in the Department of Policy Planning and Department of African Affairs in MFA, and Chinese Embassy in the Republic of South Africa. Shen Jianping studied International Economic Law at Nanjing University where he also obtained a Bachelor of Law.
Zhou Guohui is the Division Director for Southern African Affairs in the African Bureau of the Central Committee's International Department. He previously worked in the Chinese Embassy in both Namibia and South Africa. Zhou Guohui studied Political Science and Public Administration at Peking University where he also obtained a Master of Public Management.
Liu Tao is Deputy Director (First Secretary) at the Office of the Secretariat of the Chinese Follow-Up Committee of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. He works at the Africa Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PRC. During his time at IDEAS, Liu Tao researched Sino-African and British-African relations in order to study whether China and Britain are strategic competitors in Africa.
Yu Hailing was a Division Director with the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China before being awarded a Chevening Visiting Fellowship.
Zhao Xuelan is the Deputy Director of the Policy articulation Division, Department of Policy Planning, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China. She was the Third Secretary at the Department of Policy Research at the Permanent Mission of the People's Republic of China to the United Nations.
Liu Dong is a teacher of the Central Party School, and the deputy director of the department of World Economy of the Institute of International Strategic Studies. He is also a research fellow of China Institute for Innovation & Development Strategy.From 1999 to 2002, he was secretary and academic assistant to the executive Vice-president of the Central Party School.
Li Fan is the Deputy Director of the Policy Planning Division, Department of Policy Planning, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China. Dr Li received her PhD in American Foreign policy from Institute of American Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS).
Xu Zhaoyang is the Division Director, Director of International Press Center at the Information Department for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China. Previously within the Ministry, Dr Xu has served in the General office, Department of Arms Control and the Media and Public Relations Department. Dr Xu received his PhD in Public Finance from Nan Kai University.
Guo XueJun has extensive experience in multilateral summit diplomacy. His research at IDEAS focused on the prospects for the G20.
Ouyang Huifeng has worked for the Chinese foreign ministry since 1991, and used his time at IDEAS to research the 'Triangular Relationship' between the US, China and the EU.
Xu Jian spent his time at IDEAS researching the sources, role and uses of Chinese soft power.
Listen to Xu Jian's event on Chinese soft power.
Mr Ouyang Zhibing spent eight years in the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs before coming to IDEAS.
Dr Chris Alden is a Professor of International Relations at LSE.
Professor Kent Deng is Reader in the Economic History Department at LSE.
Professor Athar Hussainussain is the Director of the Asia Research Centre.
Professor Christopher Hughes is a Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics.
Dr Ruth Kattumuri is Co-Director of the Asia Research Centre and India Observatory.
Dr Piers Ludlow is the Head of the Cold War Studies Project and Reader in the Department of International History.
Professor Danny Quah is a Senior Fellow at LSE IDEAS.He is also Professor of Economics and International Development and Kuwait Professor at LSE.
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