Li Xinlei is an Adjunct Fellow at the Charhar Institute in Beijing. She is an Associate Professor of School of Political Science and Public Administration and Deputy Director of Institute of Environmental Politics in Shandong University. Her research mainly focuses on clean-energy policy and global climate governance. She is the author of Renewable Energy Policy in China: Interlinking the Climate Change Regime and Domestic Pro-renewable Energy Coalition. She acquired her Ph.D. in political science from Freie Universität Berlin.