Senior Researcher, Foreign Policy, South African Institute of International Affairs, University of the Witwatersrand

Yu-Shan is a doctoral candidate at the Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria. Her study focus is on China's public diplomacy in Africa.

She has also been researching foreign policy issues at the South African Institute of International Affairs, Johannesburg, since 2010.


  • –present
    Researcher on Foreign Policy, University of the Witwatersrand


  • 2011 
    University of the Witwatersrand, Masters: International Relations


  • 2016
    China’s Media and Public Diplomacy Approach in Africa: Illustrations from South Africa, Communication Journal of China
  • 2016
    South African foreign policy and China: converging visions, competing interests, contested identities, Commonwealth & Comparative Politics
  • 2015
    #MadeinAfrica: How China-Africa relations take on new meaning thanks to digital communication , How Africans and Their Governments are Shaping Relations
  • 2014
    CCTV's global outreach: Examining the audiences of China's new voice on Africa, Media International Australia
  • 2013
    The Political and Diplomatic Implications of Social Media: the Cases of China and South Africa, African East-Asian Affairs (The China Monitor)