Ágnes Szunomár, PhD, is the head of the Research Group on Development Economics at the Institute of World Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and assistant professor at Corvinus University of Budapest (CUB). She studied International Relations at CUB and Politology at the Eötvös Loránd University’s Faculty of Law and Political Sciences. She holds a PhD in Economics from CUB. She wrote her dissertation on China’s great power ambitions. In 2015 she won the fellowship of the Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Found, while in 2018 she was awarded by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences’ ‘Bolyai’ Fellowship. Agnes’s research focuses on China’s foreign economic relations including the relation between China and Central and Eastern Europe. She also made research on emerging markets as well as on foreign direct investment issues and related policies. She participated in several international as well as Hungarian research projects and currently leads a research focusing on emerging market MNCs activities in East Central Europe. She published articles and studies in Hungarian, English and Chinese and edited several scientific volumes.