Xiangning WU 吳湘寧

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Tel: +853 8822 4553
Office: 4024, Humanities and Social Sciences Building (E21)
E-mail: xiangningwu@um.edu.mo

  • Ph.D, University of Birmingham U.K.
  • M.A., Peking University, China
  • BA, Hunan University, China
  • Asia-Pacific Regionalization
  • China-U.S. Relations
  • International Political Economy

Books and Book Chapters

  • Xiangning Wu and Ji You, Managing Sino-US contention in the South China Sea, (London: World Scientific Publishing, forthcoming)
  • Xiangning Wu, China's ICT Industry and East Asian Regional Production Networks (《東亞區域合作分析-中國資訊通信技術産業發展與東亞區域生産網絡變遷》, (北京:北京大學出版社, 2012)

Books Chapters

  • Xiangning Wu, “Covid-19 and China-U.S. relations”, in The Dynamics of the Relations between China and the US, and the Impacts on Macau (裂變中的中美關係及對澳門的影響), ed. Hao Yufan (香港:三聯出版社, forthcoming)
  • Xiangning Wu and Ji You, “Building a Normative Order in the South China Sea, Evolving Disputes, Expanding Options”, in China’s South China Sea Strategy And Sino-US Discord, eds. Tran Truong Thuy (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019  )
  • Xiangning Wu, “Current China-US Relationship”, in Great Power Relationship-- China-US? (《大國關係-中美分道揚鑣還是殊途同歸》), ed. Wang Jisi(北京:中信出版社2015)

Recent Journal Articles

  • Ji You and Xiangning Wu, “PM Draghi’s Options in Navigating Sino-Italian Relations in the Shadow of Tremendous Geopolitical Uncertainties”, Limes, Vol.3, No.21, 2021, pp.209-14
  • Ieong, M, & Wu, X, “A Securitized ‘One Country, Two Systems’? Law as Social Control in Macau”, Asian Survey, 61:4, July/August 2021
  • Xiangning Wu and Ji You, "The Geo-strategic and Military Drivers of China's Belt-and-Road Endeavor", The China Review, Vol. 20, No. 4, 2020, pp. 223-244
  • Xiangning Wu, “Continuity and Change, China–Singapore Relations under The Framework of China’s 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Initiative”, Asian Education and Development Studies, Vol. 10 No. 1, 2021, pp. 147-159
  • Xiangning Wu, “Technology, Power, and Uncontrolled Great Power Strategic Competition between China and the United States”, China International Strategy Review, 2, 2020, pp. 99–119
  • Xiangning Wu, “A Political Economy Analysis of China’s Covid-19 Response”, Limes, Vol. 8, No. 3, 2020, pp. 49-57


  • Faculty Best Teaching Award, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Macau, 2019
  • Highest GE Teaching Performance, University of Macau, 2019
  • Outstanding Class Tutor, 3rd Prize, Peking University, 2013

Xiangning Wu is an Assistant Professor of Department of Government and Public Policy, University of Macau. She held her Ph.D from the University of Birmingham, UK. Her research focuses on Asia-Pacific regionalization, China-US relations, and International Political Economy.

She has previously worked for the Institute of International and Strategic Studies, Peking University as a research fellow and program coordinator for the MacArthur Foundation Project. She also served as a project director for the Institute of US-China People-to-People exchange, Peking University. Prior to joining UM, she worked as a research fellow at Sun Yat-sen University.