Jinmei Liu is an affiliated researcher at Faculty of Social Science, Chiang Mai University. She works as a consultant with our Mekong Legal Program, focusing on Chinese Overseas Investment in Mekong region countries. Before joining ERI, Jinmei worked as an environmental public interest lawyer representing pollution victims from communities across China. She is a graduate of the China University of Political Science and Law. After completion of her studies in 2009, Jinmei joined the Center for Legal Assistance to Pollution Victims (CLAPV) in Beijing as a volunteer lawyer, putting into practice her dual interests in environmental law practice and public interest law. She has rich experience in conducting environmental tort litigation, environmental public interest litigation and administrative litigation in China; as well as in supporting environmental NGOs and communities to build their legal capacity.