Dr Hongyi Lai

Dr Hongyi Lai
Politics and International Relations
0115 846 6017

Expertise summary

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.

Policy credentials

Prior to teaching at the University of Nottingham I was a senior fellow at East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore. There I wrote policy background briefs for policymakers.

Media credentials

I have published commentaries on South China Morning Post (SCMP), China Daily, Lianhe Zaobao, and Hsin Pao. I have been interviewed by the New York Times, Reuters, and BBC (Chinese).


Media Relations - External Relations

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