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Una Aleksandra Bērziņa-Čerenkova

Dr. Una Aleksandra Bērziņa-Čerenkova is head of the New Silk Road programme, head of Riga Stradins University China Studies Centre, researcher, and Mandarin Chinese teacher. She obtained her PhD in Political Science at Riga Stradins University, defending her thesis on traditional Chinese discourse in Hu Jintao's report to the 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. Dr. Bērziņa-Čerenkova has studied at Beijing Language University, Beijing Normal University et.al., and spent two semesters as a Senior visiting research scholar at Fudan University School of Philosophy, Shanghai. Currently, her research focuses on PRC contemporary political discourse, Belt and Road, as well as other transcontinental interconnectivity initiatives.