Mingda Qiu is the research associate with the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. His research focuses on China’s industrial policy, innovation policy, energy strategy, and cross-strait relations. He heads the research support for the China Innovation Policy Series—a multi-year initiative to better understand both Chinese innovation policy and the actual performance record of Chinese efforts at high-technology innovation, and on that basis, assess the implications for industry, China’s trading partners, and the global economy. Prior to joining CSIS, he conducted China-focused research at King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center in Saudi Arabia, and the Energy Studies Institute of the National University of Singapore. Mingda earned a Master of International Affairs, with concentrations on international politics and economy, from the School of Global Policy and Strategy at the University of California, San Diego. He also received a Bachelor of Social Sciences (honors) in political science from the National University of Singapore.