Keji Mao is a Research Associate with the India Program at the Pangoal Institution in Beijing. He is also a member of Fengyun Institute of Science, Technology & Strategy. His research interests include domestic politics in South Asian countries, Indian foreign policy, and China's economic strategic footprint in South Asia. He holds a B.A. in International Relations from University of Toronto; and a M.A. in International Relations from Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Previously, he was part-time assistant in the research department of China Development Bank (CDB), and the Research Institute of China Investment Corporation (CIC). His analyses were published in the Global Times, Xinhua.com, and the Paper.