I study governance and domestic and international political economy of China. Concerning China’s governance I have researched on political development, model of governance, crisis and epidemic management, central-local relations, and economic and political reforms. In addition, I have studied western development, domestic sources of foreign policy, energy diplomacy, the belt and road initiative, soft power, and cultural diplomacy in China.
Research group: Asia Research Institute.
University links: My collaborators worked at National Seoul University, Korean University, and National University of Singapore.
More information can be found on Dr Lai's webpage.
Consultancy and Research: Dr Lai is happy to explore opportunities to undertake consultancy and research work with external organisations.