Dr. Christina Lai is an adjunct faculty at Johns Hopkins University. She was a post-doctoral fellow in China and the World program at Princeton University from 2015 to 2016. She received her Ph.D. in International Relations from Georgetown University, and her M.A. in Political Science from New York University. Her research interests include Chinese foreign policy, East Asian security, and qualitative methods. Her works have appeared in the Asian Studies Review and Asia Times. Her research for GTI examines Taiwan’s and Hong Kong’s discourse with regard to their social movements.