Understanding China’s Foreign Policy Under Xi-Jinping: Towards New Sino-Philippine Relations by Robin Michael Garcia

Understanding  China’s Foreign Policy  Under Xi-Jinping:  Towards New  Sino-Philippine  Relations

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Robin Michael Garcia is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Political Science at the School of International Relations and Public Affairs (SIRPA) of Fudan University in Shanghai, China under a Full Chinese Government Doctoral Scholarship. He specializes in evolutionary theory in international relations and comparative politics. He is writing a dissertation on evolutionary institutional theory and economic transformations in Northeast and Southeast Asia under the supervision of Professor Shiping Tang, the pioneer of the Social Evolution Paradigm (SEP). He holds a Master of Public Administration with a specialization in public policy from UP-National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG) and a BA in Development Studies from De La Salle University. He is also currently a Lecturer at the UP-Asian Center and was lecturer at De La Salle University. He worked as speechwriter for Speaker Sonny Belmonte Jr. and as analyst for the Liberal Party of the Philippines.