Dr Nengye Liu is a Senior Lecturer at Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide. He was educated in Wuhan (China, LLB and LLM) and Ghent (Belgium, Doctor of Law). Prior to moving to Australia in 2015, he had worked at King & Wood Mallessons (Shenzhen, China), Singapore International Arbitration Centre, Future Ocean Cluster of Excellence (Kiel, Germany) and University of Dundee (United Kingdom, as a EU Marie Curie Fellow). Dr Liu’s current research centres on China’s role in global ocean governance, with particular focus on the Polar Regions. He has co-edited two books, published more than 40 refereed articles and book chapters in leading journals. Dr Liu is a Chief Investigator of Australian Research Council Discovery Grant “Geopolitical Changes and the Antarctic Treaty System” (2019-2021). His research has also been supported by other major funding bodies, including EU Marie Curie Fellowship, German Research Foundation (DFG), German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Research Council of Norway and Research Foundation Flanders (FWO).