Philip Andrews-Speed is Head of Department at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee, Scotland. He leads the Centre's China Programme, which covers research, consultancy and professional training in the fields of petroleum, energy, mining and water law and policy.
Xuanli Liao is a Research and Teaching Fellow in the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee. A specialist in international relations, in recent years her research has been directed at decision-making in China's foreign policy, particularly in relation to Japan. Roland Dannreuther is Senior Lecturer in the Politics Department of the University of Edinburgh. His areas of research include regional and international security issues in Russia, Central Asia and the Middle East.