Dr Ye Xue is a research associate at Australia National University. He specialises in non-Western international relations theory, Chinese foreign policy, Australia-China relations, and sports politics. His research has been published in leading scholarly journals including The Pacific Review, Pacific Focus and Journal of Contemporary China. Dr Xue also provides regular commentary on contemporary developments China-Australia Relations and Chinese society. His opinion pieces have appeared in The Conversation, The Interpreter, and Honi Soit.