Chengkun studied history at UBC before coming to MPPGA. He focussed on studying the interaction between China and the West, with particular attention to the 18th century and today’s South China Sea. Born and raised in a province economically driven by coal and steel production in China, Chengkun has a natural interest in energy security and economic transformation. He started to pursue such interests by undertaking an internship at PetroChina Planning & Engineering Institia as an analyst of the natural gas market, thus working with the Long-range-Energy-Alternatives-Planning System (LEAP). Chengkun is also very interested in China’s social and economic development, such as the aging population, the stock market and housing prices. He seeks to take full advantage of his experience at MPPGA to explore the interaction between China’s development in the security, energy, social and economic areas, and what that might tell us.
Vice President of Finance, 2018/19 MPPGA Student Association