Rongjie Lin

Rongjie Lin

Independent researcher and writer

Rongjie Lin (Yuan Lin) is an independent researcher and writer based in Toronto. He graduated from Xiamen University in Philosophy and obtained his PhD in history from Renmin University of China. He was a postdoctoral researcher at Xiamen University and University of Milan (Erasmus Mundus Programme). He was also a visiting scholar at University College Dublin (Erasmus Mundus Programme) and at the University of Toronto. He has done research on history, philosophy, politics, diplomacy of China, and also issues concerning Northeast Asia for a number of years. 

A security guard opens a door attached with a poster welcoming the 20th Party Congress of the Communist Party of China, in Beijing, China, 14 October 2022. (Tingshu Wang/Reuters)

Who might be the Chinese premier next year?

While Chinese President Xi Jinping looks set to hold on to his position, the picture is less clear as to Premier Li Keqiang’s successor when he steps down next March. Researcher Rongjie Lin goes through the list of possible contenders.