Ruijie Liu

Government and Politics Network
St Cross College
MPhil Comparative Government

Ruijie Rachel Liu is reading for an MPhil in Comparative Government, with a focus on political propaganda, information manipulation, and mass movement in mainland China. Her previous research covers Chinese online nationalism, information disclosure within the Chinese bureaucratic system, and the political participation of Chinese university students.

Before joining Oxford, Rachel graduated with first-class honours from the University of Hong Kong studying politics and sociology. To make further policy impacts with her studies, Rachel has worked in think tanks, NGOs, and social enterprises in both mainland China and Hong Kong. She has also been the co-founder of the Reach Out Program, a learning program aiming to alleviate the information gap of unprivileged students in mainland China since 2021.

Rachel is currently a research assistant at Oxford Global Society, an Oxford-based independent think tank. She is also part of the network of International Politics Scholars, Solutions Journalism, and Rotary International.

Research Interests:

  • Authoritarian regimes
  • Political participation
  • Information manipulation
  • Mass movement



  • Laidlaw Scholar (2020)
  • Kwok Scholar (2022).