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Ciel Qi

Research Analyst

Ciel Qi is a Research Analyst in Rhodium Group’s China practice, focusing on China’s technological and economic development and foreign policy.


Ciel also focuses on major OECD countries’ sanctions, export controls, and outbound investment policies related to China. Previously, she was a Research Assistant at the Belfer Center’s China Cyber Policy Initiative. At the Hudson Institute and the Harvard Kennedy School, she conducted research on the Belt and Road Initiative, China’s development of a central bank digital currency, and China’s economic and foreign policies toward the Arctic, Belarus, Central Asia, Russia, Ukraine, and the United States.

Ciel holds a Master’s degree in religion, ethics, and politics from Harvard and a second Master’s in technology and security from Georgetown’s Security Studies Program. She is fluent in English and Mandarin.