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Xiongshan Cai

OXGS Fellow

Xongshan Cai is Vice President at Kuaishou, a popular short-video platform in China. Formerly, he was the director and Chief Researcher of Law Research Center, Tencent Research Institute. He is also associated with Internet Development Research Institute, Peking University. Mr. Cai teaches the master’s course Cyber Law at Communication University of China.

Mr. Cai holds master’s degrees in International Law from Transnational Law and Business University (TLBU), South Korea,  and in European Union and International Economic Law from Université de Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne). He has also been a visiting scholar at Yale University.

Mr. Cai has worked in the Policy and Economics Research Institute of CAICT (China Academy of Information and Communications Technology), Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. He has served as the negotiator of the Chinese government for the China-Switzerland Free Trade Zone Negotiation and one of the Chinese experts for the China-Europe Digital Economy Expert Dialogue. Mr. Cai has presented at the World Trade Organization, Oxford University, APEC, and others, introducing China’s Internet industry and legislation. He speaks Chinese, English, French and has elementary command of Spanish.


Xiongshan Cai is mainly engaged in the research on telecommunications and Internet related legislation, intellectual property rights, competition law and WTO rules.

Selected publications


Ludology (2018, co-editor). Beijing: Renmin University Press.

Artificial Intelligence (2017, co-editor). Beijing: Renmin University Press.
Sharing Economy (2016, co-authored with Tencent CEO Ma Huateng and others ). Beijing: CITIC Press Group.
Rule of Law in Cyberspace: A Global Perspective and China Practice (2016, co-editor), Beijing: Law Press.

Internet + Era Legislation and Public Policy (2015, co-editor), Beijing: Law Press.

Areas of expertise

  • Internet-related legislation
  • Technology for social good
  • Sharing economy
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Carbon neutrality and climate change