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Tao Xie

Beijing Foreign Studies University

XIE Tao is professor of political science and associate dean at the School of English and International Studies, Beijing Foreign Studies University.

He holds a PhD in political science from Northwestern University (2007). His research interests include U.S. Congress, public opinion, U.S.-China relations, and Chinese foreign policy. He is the author of U.S.-China Relations: China Policy on Capitol Hill (Routledge 2009) and Living with the Dragon: How the American Public Views the Rise of China (with Benjamin I. Page, Columbia University Press, 2010). He has also published several articles in the Journal of Contemporary China, including “What Affects China’s National Image? A Cross-national Study of Public Opinion” (September 2013).

Professor Xie is currently working on a book project that aims to assess Chinese power through three dimensions, namely, economic, military, and ideational. He is also writing a paper on why some countries joined the Asian Infrastructure Investment but others chose not to, using cross-national macro data.

Professor Xie has been interviewed by many Chinese and foreign media outlets, including CCTV News, BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera, New York Times, Economist. He is also a regulator contributor to China Power, a blog at