Xingqiang (“Alex”) He is a Senior Fellow at the Pangoal Institution and CIGI research fellow. Before joining CIGI, he was a Research Fellow and Associate Professor at the Institute of American Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). At CIGI, he is focusing on China and the G20, China and global economic governance, and domestic politics in China and their roles in China's foreign economic policy making.

In 2009-2010, funded by the Ford Foundation, he was a visiting scholar at the Paul. H Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University in Washington D.C. In 2008-2009, he had been a guest research fellow at the Research Center for Development Strategies of Macau. In 2008, he participated in a short-term study program at the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) at the University of California at San Diego, which was sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. In 2004, he was a visiting Ph.D. Student at Centre of American Studies at University of Hong Kong.

He has coauthored the book A History of China-U.S. Relations and published dozens of academic papers and book chapters both in Chinese and English. He also periodically writes reviews and commentaries for some of China's mainstream magazines and newspapers on international affairs.

He has a Ph.D. in international politics from the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Before beginning his Ph.D., he taught international relations at Yuxi Teachers College in Yunnan Province, China.

Recent Publications:


The Dragon’s Footprints: China in the Global Economic Governance System under the G20 Framework, McGill-Queen's University Press; Reprint edition. Oct.  2016

The Dragon’s Footprints: China in the Global Economic Governance System under the G20 Framework (Chinese version), China Social Sciences Press, Beijing, November, 2016.


Chinese Footprints on Global Economic Governance? German Development Institute, International Development Blog.  November 8, 2016.

September’s G20 summit is a chance for China and the forum to prove their relevance,  August 19, 2016.

China’s Leading Role at the G20 (in Chinese). Guangming Daily, September 3, 2016.

Two Key Words in China’s Currency Policy: Control and Balance, CIGI Commentary. August 31, 2015.

Peer-reviewed articles:

China and Global Energy Governance under the G20 Framework (in Chinese), International Petroleum Economics, 24 (9), 2016.

China in the International Financial System: A Study of the NDB and the AIIB

CIGI Paper Series, No. 106,June 10, 2016

China and Global Trade Governance, CIGI Paper Series, No. 104, May 26, 2016.

China and Global Energy Governance under the G20 Framework, CIGI Paper Series, No. 98, March 29, 2016

Domestic Sources and RMB Internationalization: A Unique Journey to a Major Global Currency, CIGI Papers Series, No. 67, May 12, 2015

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