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Xiao Liang

Research Assistant

Xiao Liang

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Xiao Liang is a Research Assistant with the SIPRI Military Expenditure and Arms Production Programme. His research focuses on arms production in the Asia-Pacific Region and beyond. He collects and analyses data on the arms industry to support SIPRI publications and externally funded projects.

Prior to joining SIPRI, he worked for Centre for Child Rights and Business of Save the Children Sweden to flight child labour in supply chains. He has also interned with the OECD, UN Women and Sustainable Energy for All, where he focused on a wide range of issues including Official Development Assistance, energy & security nexus and gender equality. He received dual Master’s degree from Columbia University and Sciences Po Paris.

Subject expertise

International relations, Arms production, Development aid, Partnership development, Child rights

Regional expertise

Asia Pacific, Latin America

Mandarin, English, Spanish, French

M.A. International Affairs, Columbia University SIPA; M.A. International Development, Sciences Po Paris; B.A. Hispanic and Latin American Studies, Beijing Foreign Studies University