Gloria Claudio, PhD in Economics at Complutense University in Spain. She holds a M.A. in Humanities at Francisco de Vitoria University. She is Associate Professor at Francisco de Vitoria University in Madrid. Her research line explores the transition economies of Eastern Europe and Asia. In the last twelve years she has been researching several aspects of the Chinese economy, and she authored a variety of publications on the subject. Currently, her research draws on the impact of China’s investment over African countries.