Xingqiang (Alex) He is a CIGI research fellow. His work focuses on China and global economic governance, the G20, domestic politics in China and their role in China's foreign economic policy making, and Canada-China economic relations.
Prior to joining CIGI in 2014, Alex was a senior fellow and associate professor at the Institute of American Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) and a visiting scholar at the Paul. H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University in Washington D.C. (2009-2010). Alex was also a guest research fellow at the Research Center for Development Strategies of Macau (2008-2009) and a visiting Ph.D. student at the Centre of American Studies at the University of Hong Kong (2004).
Alex is the author of The Dragon’s Footprints: China in the Global Economic Governance System under the G20 Framework (2016) (in both English and Chinese) and co-author of A History of China-U.S. Relations (2009). He’s published dozens of academic papers, book chapters, and newspaper and magazine articles. Alex’s upcoming book will examine China’s monetary policy-making process under President Xi Jinping.
He has a Ph.D. in international politics from the Graduate School of CASS and previously taught at Yuxi Normal University in Yunnan Province, China. Alex is fluent in Chinese and English.