Zhou Wei is an Adjunct Fellow at the Charhar Institute in Beijing. Prof. Zhou is an Associate Professor in the School of Politics & Public Administration at Hainan University and Senior Research Fellow for the Centre of Hainan Public Diplomacy. He holds Ph.D. in law and postdoctorate in history. His research mainly focuses on South China Sea issue, Asia-Pacific issue and modern Chinese diplomacy. He was a Visiting Scholar in Waseda University in Japan, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and Peking University in China.