Dr. Zhang Xiaohu from Xiangtan University (China) is currently a visiting researcher at the Development and Rule of Law Programme (DROP). The Law School of Xiangtan University hosts the only Research Centre in China specialising in African laws and society. Dr. Xiaohu is both the deputy director of the Centre for African laws and society, and the foreign affairs office in the law school at Xiangtan University. Dr .Xiaohu shall be involved in ongoing research and writing projects. He will engage in comparative law research on inter alia Chinese FDI in mining and large infrastructure projects in Africa.