Executive Vice President and Senior Fellow, China Institute of International Studies
He holds a PhD from the China Foreign Affairs University.
Editor-in-Chief of the CIIS journal - China International Studies, member of UNDP Human Development Report Advisory Panel, and member of ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Experts & Eminent Persons.
He was Minister Counsellor at the Embassy of the PRC in the United States from 2007 to 2011, and a diplomat at the PRC Embassy in the UK from 1996 to 2000.
Research areas include U.S. foreign policy, Chinese foreign policy, international security and development. Dr Ruan appears frequently on China Central Television and other major media.
Author of A Diplomat: Inside Story of America (Jiang Su People’s Publishing LTD, Nanjing, 2012), and The Rise of China and the Transition of East Asia Order: Shaping and Expanding the Shared Interests (Peking University Press, Beijing, 2007).