Xiaoxue Martin is a Research Fellow at the Clingendael China Centre and the Strategic Initiatives & Outreach Unit. Her work focuses on the contemporary politics and international relations of China, in particular Hong Kong and Taiwan affairs, and China’s relations with the United States and European Union. She has researched topics including European dependence on China, China’s economic coercion, the Belt and Road Initiative, and Chinese soft power in Europe.
Xiaoxue completed her BA in International Relations and Economics at University College Maastricht, Maastricht University, and holds a Research MA in Asian Studies and an MA in International Relations from Leiden University. Prior to joining Clingendael, Xiaoxue studied abroad at National Taiwan University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and interned at the Dutch Consulate General in Guangzhou.