Bi Shihong

Professor, School of International Studies, Yunnan University

Bi Shihong holds a doctorate in History, and is currently a professor of the School of International Studies at Yunnan University and a part-time professor at Tsinghua University. He is a graduate of the University of International Relations, Waseda University, and Nankai University. He was previously a researcher at Waseda University, a visiting fellow at JETRO Institute of Developing Economies, a visiting lecturer at the University of Tokyo, and a visiting researcher at Kyoto University. His research interests include Southeast Asia studies, economic cooperation in the Mekong area, and Southeast Asian international relations.

This aerial handout photo taken on March 18, 2020 and released by Thai volunteer group Jit Arsa shows a night time view of fires in Mae Rim district in northern Chiang Mai province, where the blazes have severely impacted air quality. (Handout/Jit Arsa/AFP)

Forest fires: Lancang-Mekong regional countries can work together to manage transboundary haze

With air quality in the Lancang-Mekong region entering the unhealthy range due to agricultural burning and causing air pollution in Chinese provinces, China academics Bi Shihong and Zhang Chengcen examine what countries in the Lancang-Mekong area can do to tackle transboundary haze.