Professor Zhang Li is Assistant President of China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations(CICIR). He started research of cyber strategy and policy in 2000. He is active in this domain and deeply engaged in the policy making of cyber security, cyber diplomacy and e-development for the Chinese government. He is a member of the High Level Consultant Commission that is sponsored by the Secretariat of World Internet Conference (WIC) in 2015. Due to the outstanding contribution, he was awarded Special Governmental Allowance by the China State Council.
From 2009, as one of the key founding members, Prof. Zhang Li helped to organize several Cyber security Track Two Dialogues with US, Europe, UK and Australia. During 1998-1999, he acted as visiting scholar in International Science Policy Research Center of George Washington University.