Zhou Zhiwei is an Adjunct Fellow at the Charhar Institute in Beijing. He is Executive Officer in Center for Brazilian Studies, Institute of Latin American Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). His research mainly covers Brazilian comprehensive issues, its international strategy, integration of Latin America and China-Latin America relations. His major published work is An Ascensão do Brasileo Cenário Internacional (the Rise of Brazil and the International Scenario) (2012). He acquired his master's degree from Hubei University in 2002, majoring in history. He gained his Ph.D. in law from the Graduate School of CASS in 2009.