I am currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen. I earned my Master

 of Philosophy from the Department of Social Science at HKUST and obtained my PhD from the Department of Politics and Public Administration at 

the University of Hong Kong.

My academic interests encompass a wide range of topics, including public opinion, state capacity, and digital governance. Additionally, I am keen on 

exploring the political economy of contemporary China. For more information about my research, please visit my research page.


Peer Review Journal Articles

Kang, S., & Zhu, J. (2021). Do people trust the government more? Unpacking the distinct impacts of anticorruption policies on political trust. Political Research Quarterly, Volume: 74 issue: 2, page(s): 434-449

Zweig, D., Kang, S, & Wang, H. (2020). ‘The Best are yet to Come: State Programs, Domestic Resistance and Reverse Migration of High-level Talent to China. Journal of Contemporary China, 29(125), 776-791.

Book Chapters and Reports

Jiang, Wenran, Zweig, David and Kang, Siqin, 2016 “The True North Strong and Full of Energy,” in David Zweig and Hao Yufan, eds., Sino-U.S. Energy Triangles: Resource Diplomacy under Hegemony (London: Routledge).

Zweig, David and Kang, Siqin, 2020 America Challenges China's National Talent Programs. Center for Strategic and International Studies, working report May 5.

Zhu, Jiangnan, Kang Siqin and Song, Yaowensong, 2023. Varieties of Patronage in a Single Party State: Ministers in China. In Guy Peters, eds, Patronage in Asian Political Systems: A Framework for Research. Cambridge University Press.


Zweig, David and Kang, Siqin, How China can show the US that its Thousand Talents Plan has nothing to hide. South China Morning Post, August 26, 2020.

Zhu, Jiangnan, Siqin Kang, Weijia Chen, Shitong Lin, and Siqi Wang. Would People in Mainland China and Hong Kong Choose Democracy If They Could? The Diplomat. April 27, 2021