Zewei (Whiskey) worked at LIRNEasia as a research intern during the summer of 2022. While at LIRNEasia he worked on research to understand the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic in Asia. Originally from Shenzhen, China, he was at the time an undergraduate at the University of Chicago studying sociology and statistics. Previously he was also a student at Wesleyan University where he attended the College of Social Studies. He is an assistant manager at an independent news site
tracking and analyzing China’s latest legal changes made at the top legislative level. With broad interests in urban sociology, social history, and comparative public policy, he looks forward to a career where he harnesses the power of data and social science to tell human-interest stories and inform evidence-based policymaking.