Michael Yip FRSA is a Yenching Scholar at Peking University, where he researches how law is shaping and being shaped by the Belt and Road Initiative. His legal research interests include: financial market/product development, environmental policy and infrastructure investment.
Prior to joining as a Research Associate, Michael worked as a British civil servant during Brexit and COVID-19, covering portfolios relating to international trade, infrastructure and financial services. In that capacity, he developed policy and financial products at UK Export Finance (the UK’s export credit agency). He also supported the UK Treasury to develop proposals to crowd-in private finance for BRI and emerging market infrastructure projects. Previously, Michael also worked within the water policy team at UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Michael is concurrently Co-Chair of the 5th Yenching Global Symposium and Co-Head of the Young China Watchers in London. Previously, he was also recognised by fellowships from the Royal Society of Arts and the Royal Commonwealth Society for his work to strengthen British Chinese representation within the UK Parliament.
Prior degrees: MSc (Univ. of Law, UK); BA (Hons) (Warwick)