Sun Haichao is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Charhar Institute in Beijing. He is Director of Center for European Studies of the China Foundation for International Studies. His research interests are China-Europe relations, Europe-US relations and Africa. He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1977. From 2011 to 2014 he was Chinese Ambassador to Central African Republic. Before that, he worked at the Department of European Affairs, the General Office, Chinese Embassy in Morocco, Chinese Embassy in Switzerland, the Office of the Leading Group for Foreign Affairs of CPC Central Committee, and Chinese Embassy in France.