Kaixiao Liu received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Fudan University. His academic interests include political behavior, state building and the political economy of development, with a regional focus on China. He hopes to combine inspiring ideas with innovative empirical methods to produce exciting research in his master studies. Born and raised in Guangzhou, Guangdong, Kaixiao loves eating Cantonese Dim-sum and cuisines. He also loves playing soccer and basketball. His favorite player is Cristiano Ronaldo and LeBron James. Kaixiao has practiced violin for more than twenty years, and he used to be a member of several youth symphony orchestras in Gaungzhou, Shanghai and California. He participated in more than fifty concerts in different countries including China, Germany and the US.