Rogier Creemers

Rogier Creemers is an Assistant Professor in Modern Chinese Studies. With a background in Sinology and Relations, and a PhD in Law, his research focuses on Chinese domestic digital technology policy, as well as China’s growing importance in global digital affairs. He is the principal investigator of the NWO Vidi Project “The Smart State: Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and the Law in China”. For the LeidenAsiaCentre, he directs a project on China and global cybersecurity, funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is also a co-founder of DigiChina, a joint initiative with Stanford University and New America.

Research interests

  • China
  • Cybersecurity
  • Digital governance
  • Data protection
  • Chinese political and legal ideology


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

How Asia Confronts COVID-19 through Technology (2020)