John Lee

John brings a range of government and research sector experience to the work of East West Futures. Based in Europe and having previously worked for the Australian government, John’s analysis is informed by a sophisticated understanding of the political, business and security environments in the EU, Australia and East-Southeast Asia. He brings an interdisciplinary perspective and professional Chinese language skills to complex and fast-changing questions about China’s impacts on a world increasingly linked through digital technologies.

Research Interests

  • China’s cyberspace governance and data regulation regime
  • Semiconductor sector
  • Next-generation telecoms (5G, 6G, IoT)
  • China’s military capabilities and foreign policy
  • Contemporary East-Southeast Asian international political economy and security affairs
  • Historical East-Southeast Asian interstate system


China’s Standardisation System (2022)

China’s Role in Cyber Security (2019-2023)