Dr Li is associate professor at University of Houston-Downtown.
His research focuses on China’s animal welfare policies and the country’s animal protection movement at a time of rapid social transformation.
He has published articles on China’s wildlife law enforcement, culture and human-animal relations, factory farming and animal welfare, wildlife farming and cruelty and others. He also writes for Hong Kong and Beijing’s English language newspapers on current events.
In recent published commentaries, Dr Li called on the Chinese authorities to outlaw domestic ivory sales, re-invent a wildlife protection law, and to shut down the dog meat trade. He is a consultant for Humane Society International (HSI) on issues and collaborative programs with China.