Xue Gong is Assistant Professor in China Programme and deputy coordinator of MSc. IPE programme at S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Her current research interests include International Political Economy, China’s economic diplomacy, regionalism and governance. She has contributed to peer-reviewed journals such as World Development, International Affairs, The Pacific Review, Contemporary Southeast Asia, and Harvard Asia Quarterly. She has contributed two edited volumes, and several book chapters on China’s economic statecraft, China’s overseas infrastructure behaviour, and Belt and Road Initiative in Southeast Asia in general.