Viviana Zhu is Research Fellow at Institut Montaigne’s Asia Program and the editor of the Institute’s quarterly publication, China Trends, which seeks understanding of China from original Chinese language sources. She contributes to the Program’s research work and closely follows EU-China relations and China’s economic and technological developments.
She joined the Institute in January 2019 as Policy Officer for the Asia Program. Prior to that, as Coordinator of the Asia Program of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), Viviana was responsible for event coordination, reporting, and research support.
She holds a Master’s degree in International Politics and a Bachelor’s degree in Politics and Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, where her primary focus was China and international politics. She is fluent in Chinese, English and Italian.
Viviana Zhu recently authored China’s FinTech: the End of the Wild West, a policy paper published by Institut Montaigne in April 2021, and co-authored Fighting COVID-19: East Asian Responses to the Pandemic (May 2020, with Mathieu Duchâtel and François Godement).