Wenguang Shao

Wenguang Shao

Consulting Senior Fellow for China and International Relations

Dr Shao is Managing Director of Phoenix Chinese News & Entertainment Channel (PCNE) based in London, in charge of the European operations of Phoenix Satellite Television Co. Ltd, a global Chinese media network headquartered in Hong Kong. Previously, he served as an international civil servant at the United Nations in New York City and as a lecturer at Beijing Foreign Studies University. He then worked as a Chinese diplomat at the US desk in Beijing and the Chinese embassy in Washington DC. He was a research associate at the International Institute of Strategic Studies, and a senior fellow at Harvard University. 

Dr Shao was educated in China, and subsequently received an MA from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and a DPhil in International Relations from the University of Oxford. While at PCNE, he has received a number of media excellence awards on behalf of the company, and has been a guest speaker on numerous occasions in China, Britain, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the US. He publishes regularly in leading periodicals in China and the West, has contributed to the IISS’s journal Survival, and is the author of several books. 

Joined IISS: January 2014

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