Martin Heinemeyer is the founder and CEO of a start-up company in Belgium, which concentrates on IT-security and data protection. Furthermore, it performs political analysis and offers consulting for EU projects. Martin studied Political Science, International Relations and Economics at the University of Rostock (Germany) and in the Jean Monnet Seminar at the University of Rome (Italy). He worked as a visiting scholar and researcher at Trinity College Dublin (Ireland) on EU affairs. Before, he had been a Fulbright scholar at the University of Utah (USA), focusing on international law. As alumnus of the combined program with the London School of Economics (LSE) and Peking University (PKU), held in Beijing, he gained valuable experiences in China. He has worked for the think tank, European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS), in Brussels where he provided policy analysis and advice, and managed the organization of conferences in the EU Parliament. Furthermore, he worked at the Chamber of Commerc as a project manager advising Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and dealt with cases of industry fraud and delicts concerning the false registration of companies and exploitation of loopholes in law. His research interests include security issues, political transitions (East-Europe and the Balkans), China and regional integration in the ASEAN. He has published with the organization, German Trade and Investment (GTaI), and in cooperation with the Wilfried-Martens-Centre (Brussels), he authored the article, “Where is China heading? An Analysis of China’s Foreign Policy and How it Affects the Western World” (Springer-Verlag, 2011).