Dr. Zhaoyi Zhu is a Visiting Scholar at the Paul Tsai China Center for Fall 2022, researching Sino-U.S. trade ties and bilateral technology cooperation. He is currently a Research Associate Professor at the Institute of International Economic Studies, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), based in Beijing. His research focuses on world economics and digital economy, and regional economic studies of the Middle East, Israel, Africa, and Eastern Europe. He is the founder of the Israel Studies Center and deputy director of the BRICS Center, both at UIBE. Dr. Zhu has published extensively on Sino-US economic ties, Israeli innovation, and the Belt and Road Initiative. He is a fluent speaker of Hebrew, Arabic, and Persian, as well as English.