Li Zhi
Assistant Dean, China Institute for Development Planning, Nonresident Senior Fellow, CISS, Tsinghua University


Experienced economic policy and foreign policy researcher, with emphasis on international economic and digital development policy analysis and strategic planning, especially in international digital cooperation and economic diplomacy. 

Document drafting team member for the Central Economic Work Conference in 2009-2014 and 2018, and participant of the consultation procedure for the drafting of the foreign affairs section of the Twelfth and Thirteenth “Five-Year Plan”. 

Doctor of Engineering (Candidate) and Master of Public Administration (MPA) of Peking University and Bachelor of International Finance of Jilin University.


2021.09 - Present    Assistant Dean of the China Institute for Development Planning, Tsinghua University (CIDP)

2018.09 - 2021.08    First-class Researcher of the General Office, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2015.07 - 2018.09    First Secretary of the Consulate General of China in Sydney, Australia

2006.12 - 2015.07    Deputy Director and then Director of the Policy Research Bureau, Office of the Leading Group for Foreign Affairs of the CPC Central Committee

2003.08 - 2006.12    Attache of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Indonesia

2001.09 - 2003.07    Staff of the Department of Asian Affairs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs


Engaged Academic Projects 

●On Concept of the New Industrialization and Its Evaluation, entrusted by Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, 2022;

●Digital Development Policy Research, entrusted by Office of the Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission, 2022

●Research on China’s Industrial Technology and Trade Policy Compliance with the International Law and Practices, CISS of Tsinghua University, 2021;

●UN HDI Report about Yangtze River Delta Region (2010-2020), CIDP, Tsinghua University, 2021.

Published Articles

●Protect the Foreign Investment and the Fruit of Reform, by Li Zhi, MingPao, B12, June 6, 2022; 

●Conflicts between Russia and Ukraine: Role of China and Its Strategic Choice, by Li Zhi, as VIP columnist of YICAI, Mar 2022;

●The Experience of Economic Governance of CPC is the Strategic Guide of China’s High-quality Development, by Li Zhi, as VIP columnist of YICAI, Nov 2021.

Panelist in Events

China News on Finance and Economics Annual Symposium, 29 Dec 2021, invited as an expert speaker to present statement on common prosperity issues.