Yongzhi was born and raised in sunny Singapore, Southeast Asia. He majored in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics at Yale-NUS College. He is particularly interested in exploring the modern political institutions of the People’s Republic of China (1978-present) and how they alter and augment one-party rule. Yongzhi’s undergraduate thesis explored political institutions and one-party rule in Singapore. In his free time, he enjoys exploring local nooks and crannies with his trusty Pokemon Go app for instinctive navigation.