Dr Yu Jie is an Associate at LSE IDEAS and former Head of China Foresight at LSE IDEAS. She is now Research Fellow on the Asia-Pacific Programme at Chatham House.
Her research focuses on the decision-making process of Chinese foreign policy as well as China’s economic diplomacy. She speaks frequently at public institutions and corporates; appears regularly at major media outlets such as the BBC, the Financial Times, the Independent, and the Washington Post. She also briefs China’s foreign affairs to senior policy practitioners from the European External Action Services, Silk Road Fund in Beijing and the UK Cabinet Office. Yu Jie served as an expert witness at House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee.
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, she was a management consultant, specialised at Chinese investments in Europe and Chinese market entry strategies for European conglomerates at the London Office of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. 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.