Jason Young is the Director of the New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre and an Associate Professor in the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations at Victoria University of Wellington. His research focuses on Chinese politico-economic and institutional reform, Chinese foreign policy and New Zealand-China relations. Jason is the author of China’s Hukou System (Palgrave 2013) and a number of journal articles and chapters in both English and Chinese. Jason was the recipient of a 2013 Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fast Start to investigate investment in rural China. His current research focuses on Chinese international relations writing on the Belt and Road initiative. Jason spent four years studying Chinese at Fu Jen and Tunghai Universities and travels regularly to China and Asia including as coordinator for the China Field Study exchange programme with the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing.