Biao He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Sciences, University of Tartu. He is also a junior research fellow for the project “H2020 ERA Chair in E-Governance and Digital Public Services (EcePs).” Since 2021, he has joined CEDIC – Research Center for Digitalization of Public Services and Citizenship, Oslo Metropolitan University, as an external member and visiting research fellow. Before starting his Ph.D. project, he worked as a full-time research assistant at Oslo Metropolitan University for the “Sino-Norway Welfare Policy Dialogue” project funded by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Beijing, from 2020 to 2021 September. His current Ph.D. research focuses on digital divide issues that vulnerable groups suffer from using e-governance and other digital public services and how the government adopts and implements policy instruments to bridge the digital divide in Chinese and European contexts. His research interests include e-governance, digitalization of public services and the impacts, multi-level governance, policy-making and implementation, accessibility of digital public services, disability, and other social welfare policies. Biao He has a dual bachelor’s degree background in Social Work and Economics from Nanchang Hangkong University, China. In 2019, he was awarded his master´s degree in Applied Social Sciences from Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway.
Sino-Norway Welfare Policy Dialogue (SINOPO)
The aim of SINOPO is to help solve the problem of poverty among persons with disabilities in China. The project focuses on labour market inclusion, accessibility and the development and provision of assistive devices.
Publications and research
He, Biao; Halvorsen, Rune
DIGITAL INCLUSION FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN CHINA UNDER COVID-19: HOW FAR HAS CHINA COME?.
Frontiers of Law in China
He, Biao; Halvorsen, Rune (2021). Assistive Technology in China: policy framework, service delivery, and industry development. 27 p.
He, Biao; Halvorsen, Rune
Employment-Promoting Policies for Persons with Disabilities in China–Understanding the Changing Policy System.
Halvorsen, Rune; He, Biao (2022). E-governance for all – Towards Accessible Government Websites: Law and policy design and implementation in Chinese and Nordic contexts. E-governance for all – Towards Accessible Government Websites: Law and policy design and implementation in Chinese and Nordic contexts. CEDIC i samarbeid med Nordic Center at Fudan University, Wuhan East-Lake Institute of Social Advancement and Public Interest and Development Law Institute, Wuhan University, China.
He, Biao; Halvorsen, Rune (2021). Policy diffusion and path dependencies in Chinese disability policy: socialist market economy meeting an international rights regime. Social Policy Workshop "The changing conditions for social resilience – Sino-Nordic perspectives on social policy". Nordic Center Fudan University.
Halvorsen, Rune; He, Biao
Social Consequences of the Covid-19 Pandemic in Europe – How to Reduce Risk of Poverty and Social Exclusion.
No One Is an Island: The Rights Protection of Vulnerable Groups in the Pandemic. Wuhan University.
He, Biao; Halvorsen, Rune (2020). Digital Inclusion for Persons with Disabilities in China under Covid-19: How far has China come? – A policy review. Social Citizenship, Solidarity and Sustainability – The changing landscape of welfare in the Nordic countries.
He, Biao; Halvorsen, Rune (2020). Digital Inclusion for Persons with Disabilities in China under Covid-19. Sino-Nordic Welfare Research Network. Nanjing University School of Social and Behavioral Science.
Halvorsen, Rune; He, Biao (2020). Social citizenship and welfare governance under Covid-19. Workshop on the Equal Participation and Inclusive Society of Persons with Disabilities. Wuhan University Institute for Human Rights Studies.
He, Biao (2019). Has NCMS improved equity in access to healthcare for the Chinese rural population?--An assessment based on the framework “benchmarks of fairness”. 119 p.