Jin Zhe is the chairman of the Institute of World Economy at the Liaoning Academy of Social Sciences and secretary-general of the Korea Peninsula Research Center at Liaoning Academy of Social Sciences. His previous positions include senior researcher, vice-chairman, and chairman at the Liaoning Academy of Social Sciences. He was also a joint-researcher at the Economic Research Institute for Northeast Asia. His primary areas of focus are the North Korean economy, and cooperation between China and North Korea. His previous works include A Guidance to Investment in North Korea and A study on Economic Cooperation between Liaoning Province and North Korea. Mr. Jin has studied at Liaoning Academy of Social Science and at Liaoning Normal University.