Zhang Weiwei obtained his PhD in International Relations at Geneva University, and currently teaches the same subject as a professor at Fudan University in Shanghai. He is the Director of the China Institute at the same university, and works as a board member at China’s National Think Tanks Council. In the mid-1980s he worked as senior English interpreter for Deng Xiaoping and many other Chinese political leaders. Zhang wrote extensively in Chinese and English on China’s political and economic reforms, China’s foreign policy and its model of development. He is also the author of the award-winning China Trilogy: The China Ripple (2008), The China Wave (2012) and The China Horizon (2016).