Dr. LEE Dong-gyu is an associate research fellow at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. Dr. Lee received his B.A. and M.A. from the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, and Ph.D. in politics from Tsinghua University in China. His research focuses on Chinese politics and foreign policy, South Korea-China relations, and Northeast Asia security. His recent publications include “Is Political Reform of the Chinese Communist Party Going Back: Changes and Durability of Intra-democracy in the Xi Jinping Era (2020),” “Xi Jingping Thought from the Perspective of the Chinese Communist Party’s Ideological Strategy (2019),” “Development Factors and Specificity of Korea-China Relations in the Cold War Era: 1972-1992 (2018),” “A Study on the Sinicization of Marxism after Reform and Opening Up (2017),” etc.