Ahmet Faruk Işık is a Ph.D. student with a project on Chinese Foreign Policy. He earned his BA in International Politics from Shanghai International Studies University and he has a Master’s degree in Political Science from Taiwan National Chengchi University. His research interests cover Turkey’s relations with Greater China and the economic and political dimensions of Chinese Foreign Policy toward Turkey. He is a research assistant of the Shanghai Academy of Global Governance and Area Studies and a researcher at the Italy Torino World Affairs Institute. During his studies he was awarded “2020 Taiwan Outstanding Student Award” by the Ministry of Education; authored numerous book chapters, articles and newsletters in Turkish, Chinese and English that have been published by research institutions and media agencies in both Turkey and international media outlets.