Johan van de Ven is a graduate student at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, where he focuses on public international law and EU-China relations. Getting his start in China as a four-year old in Beijing, he attended middle school in Nanjing, studied abroad in Beijing, and worked in both Beijing and Dalian. During his undergraduate studies at Oxford University, van de Ven interned at Danwei, a Beijing-based division of the Financial Time’s research division, co-edited bilingual current affairs website China Current, and developed a passion for Chinese football, which resulted in him writing about the trials and tribulations of Beijing Guoan and the Dalian teams for Wild East Football. After graduating, van de Ven returned to China to intern at China Policy, where he researched reforms to China’s football administration, before moving to Dalian to work in event management. After Fletcher, van de Ven hopes to work in EU-China relations.