Li Xiaojun

Li Xiaojun

Wang Gungwu Visiting Fellow, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute; Associate Professor of Political Science, University of British Columbia

Li Xiaojun is a Wang Gungwu visiting fellow at the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute. He is also an associate professor of political science at the University of British Columbia in Canada and a non-resident scholar at the 21st Century China Centre at US San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy. He received his PhD from Stanford University and has held visiting positions at  Harvard University’s Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies (2014-2015), Fudan Development Institute (2016), and University of Hawaii’s East-West Center (2018). His field of research is on international and comparative political economy using China as the primary case of inquiry and is the co-author of How China Sees the World: Insights from China’s International Relations Scholars (Palgrave 2019) and Fragmenting Globalization: The Politics of Preferential Trade Liberalization in China and the United States (University of Michigan Press, 2021).  

People walk past an H&M store in Beijing on 5 April 2021. (Nicolas Asfouri/AFP)

Facing the ire of 1.4 billion Chinese consumers: Multinational companies cottoning on to supply chain risks

Chinese consumers’ boycott of Western fashion brands for their position on cotton sourced from Xinjiang is a sequel to a long-running series of actions against foreign companies. Southeast Asian firms should take note, and act accordingly.
The central business district (CBD) of Singapore, 28 January 2021. (Lauryn Ishak/Bloomberg)

Survey shows 70% Chinese have favourable view of Singapore

A recent survey of 1,064 Chinese adults done right before the US presidential elections shows that Chinese people are much more favourably disposed towards Singapore than other rich nations such as Australia, Japan and the US. What does China see in Singapore?