China, from wealth to power

China, from wealth to power
15:30 – 17:00
Churruca Room. Avenida de las Universidades 24 48007 Bilbao
Global leadership session: “China, from wealth to power”

Professor Zhang Xiaotong
(Institute of Belt and Road Initiative & Global Governance, Fudan University)


Dr. Zhang Xiaotong is professor of Institute of Belt and Road Initiative & Global Governance, Fudan University. He was professor of the School of Political Science and Public Administration, Wuhan University, and Executive Director of Wuhan University Centre for Economic Diplomacy (WHUCED).

He used to work at the U.S. Desk of Chinese Ministry of Commerce, and serve as Trade Attaché at the Chinese Mission to the European Union in Brussels between 2004 and 2010.

He obtained a Ph.D. degree on political science at Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in Belgium.

He published Brussels Diary, a biography about his working experiences as a trade diplomat, and China’s Economic Diplomacy in the 21st Century, an edited volume on China’s economic diplomacy in the first ten years of the 21st century.

Dr. Zhang was a visiting scholar at SAIS, Johns Hopkins University in 2014-2015.

His major research interests include economic diplomacy,  geopolitics, and European studies.

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