Dr. Una Aleksandra Bērziņa-Čerenkova is a head of the New Silk Road programme, head of Riga Stradins University Confucius centre, researcher and Mandarin Chinese teacher. Has obtained her PhD in Political Science, topic of the thesis - "Traditional Chinese Discourse in Hu Jintao's Report to the 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China". Bachelor's in Chinese language and culture, Master's in Political Science. Research focus - PRC contemporary political discourse. Has studied at Beijing Language University, Beijing Normal University, Charles University in Prague. Has spent two semesters as a Senior visiting research scholar at Fudan University School of Philosophy, Shanghai.