Executive Editor and Compiler

Elena. I. SAFRONOVA, Ph.D (Economics), Leading Researcher at the Institute of China and Contemporary Asia of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ICCA RAS). Author of more than 170 published scientific works, including 3 individual and 6 collective monographs. Principal research interests: problems of foreign policy and economic diplomacy of the PRC, the economic foundations of the world order, “soft power” in international relations, China’s relations with developing countries and the problems of North-South dialogue, economic and humanitarian aspects of China’s interaction with the Central Asian States (the Shanghai Cooperation Organization).