Dr. Xiong is an associate professor at the University of International Business and Economics where he serves as the director of Department of International Politics in the School of International Relations. His research interests include Asia Pacific regional integration, international institutions, and Chinese foreign policy. Dr. Xiong is a frequent guest on CCTV News and China Radio International. He was a guest researcher at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs in Berlin (2008-2009) and an exchange Ph.D. candidate in international relations at Aichi University in Nagoya (2005-2006). Dr. Xiong received his M.A. and a Ph.D. in international relations from the Renmin University of China.