Former Program Officer, Law & Regional Cooperation, China

Zhou Taidong left the Foundation in 2015.

Zhou Taidong served as the Foundation’s Program Officer for Law and Regional Cooperation in China where he was responsible for implementing projects related to good governance and open policymaking as well as different regional cooperation initiatives such as the Asian Approaches to Development Cooperation. Taidong joined the Foundation in 2011 and initially worked exclusively on rule of law programs in China. Prior to this, he served as Deputy Division Director, Project Implementation Division of China Aid Program for General Goods at the Ministry of Commerce, where he was responsible for implementing overseas aid programs. Earlier, as a Program Officer for the Programming and Planning Division for the same ministry, he assisted in developing the Country Program Framework for UNDP assistance in China and designed governance and rule of law projects.

Taidong’s most recent writings on international development aid include “Engaging China in International Development”; “Aid Transparency Policy and Practice in Australia and Its Implication for China”; “China’s Approaches to International Development Cooperation—A Case Study of Its Aid to Cambodia” (co-authored, forthcoming), and “Chinese Perspectives on Indian Development Cooperation” (co-authored, forthcoming).

Read his contributions to the Foundation’s blog, In Asia.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in English from Beijing Foreign Studies University. Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Australian National University, and L.L.M. from the School of International Law at the China University of Political Science and Law.