I am the current Richard Sandbrook Scholar at IIED. As part of that role I am exploring IIED’s current work and scope for future involvement in China. I grew up in Hong Kong with close family links in mainland China, and am bilingual in English and Mandarin Chinese. I have just finished my undergraduate degree in History at the University of Oxford, which included a paper on modern African history from colonialism to post-colonial development. While in school I extensively studied early-modern and modern Chinese history. I have always been interested in international affairs generally, and more recently in sustainable development in particular. Following a previous finance internship in Beijing, I am especially interested in work towards sustainable development in the context of regulatory policy and private sector activity, and what this might look like in China moving forward.