Dr Ryan Manuel

Managing Director

Dr Ryan Manuel is Managing Director of Official China. His academic work makes large databases of Chinese government and Party documents to analyse how regulations are made and followed. Ryan was previously an academic at Hong Kong University, Oxford University and The Australian National University, a Senior China Analyst with the Australian government and a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group. He holds a doctorate from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

He works in English, Chinese, and Spanish, and occasionally attempts to read some other languages too.

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JaeYeob Kim

Research Associate

JaeYeob Kim is a Research Associate. He designs databases and conducts research on Chinese Communist Party’s elites, official ideology, state media, and intellectuals. He previously worked as an intelligence analyst of the United Nations Command Security Battalion based in Joint Security Area (Panmunjom), and as a researcher for the Asia Global Institute, University of Hong Kong.

He works in Chinese, English, Japanese and Korean.