Professor Zheng Yongnian is the former Director of East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore and an expert in China's transformation and its external relations. He is co-editor of Series on Contemporary China (World Scientific Publishing) and editor of China Policy Series (Routledge). He is also editor of China: An International Journal. His papers have appeared in journals such as Comparative Political Studies, Political Science Quarterly, Third World Quarterly and China Quarterly. In addition, he is also a long-time columnist for Xinbao (Hong Kong) and Zaobao (Singapore), writing numerous commentaries on China's domestic and international affairs.