Professor, School of Political Science and Public Administration, Wuhan University Member of Advisory Committee for Economic and Trade Policy, Ministry of Commerce, China Vice Dean, Wuhan University Institute for International Studies Executive Director Wuhan University Centre for Economic Diplomacy
Dr. Zhang Xiaotong is professor of the School of Political Science and Public Administration, Wuhan University, a Member of Advisory Committee for Economic and Trade Policy (Economic Diplomacy Subcommittee) of the Chinese Ministry of Commerce and Executive Director of Wuhan University Centre for Economic Diplomacy and. 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.