CUI Hongjian, male, holds a Ph.D. in Law from Peking University. Cui joined China Institute of International Studies in 1998 and has previously served as the director and first secretary of the Political Office. He is currently the director and researcher of the Department for European Studies at CIIS. He also serves as a director at the Chinese Association for European Studies, the executive director of the Center for European Studies of China Foundation for International Studies, and a director at China Economic and Social Council. Cui has long been engaged in researches in international relations, European affairs, and Chinese diplomacy, and enjoys special government allowances from the State Council. He has published dozens of papers and commentaries, undertaken researches in related topics, edited one book and translated one. His research area is European affairs.