Prof. ZHU Xinkai was born in December, 1974. He holds a PhD in Management and is a member of the Communist Party of China. He is a Distinguished Professor of the Yangtze River Scholars Award Program and an expert with special government subsidies under the State Council. He is currently Vice President of Renmin University of China. He also serve concurrently as the Convener of the Agricultural Economics Discipline Review Group of the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council, the Vice-President of the Chinese Society of Agricultural Economics, and the Vice-President of the Chinese Society of Rural Development.
His main research areas are the theory and policy of food economics, rural household consumption function and rural market, technical measures on trade and international trade of agricultural products. He has lectured on Agricultural Economics, Technical Economics of Agriculture, Consumption of Rural Household and Rural Markets and other courses, and published more than 100 academic papers in academic journals such as the Economic Research and Management World. He gave a special one-time lecture on “National Food Security Strategy” for the Standing Committee of the 11th National People’s Congress. He was selected to join the “100 Talents Project” for theoretical talents in the area of social sciences in the Beijing Municipality and New Century Talent Support Program of the Ministry of Education.