The US-China relationship is arguably the most important one for the world. The two "Big Nations" are both significant contributors to the world economy and political dynamics.
George Chen, Yale World Fellow '14 and Managing Director for The Asia Group, has had a front row seat as a witness and stakeholder in the growing tensions around trade, technology, and other geopolitical issues between Washington and Beijing over the past few years during his time at Meta (previously known as Facebook). On November 16, George Chen will come to Yale Center Beijing to share his insights on "Understanding U.S.-China Relations in the Context of Tech and Digital Trade." During this presentation, George will use real-world case studies of tech companies like Meta, Amazon, and Google to demonstrate how they deal with China during periods of bumpy bilateral relations, and why he believes the U.S. and China still see strong economic value in working together.
Yale World Fellow '14 at Managing Director, The Asia Group
George Chen is a practitioner/scholar with over two decades of expertise across media, technology, and public policy. As a Senior Fellow at the Centre of Civil Society and Governance of The University of Hong Kong (HKU), he co-leads the “Tech for Good Initiative” and teaches “Opportunities and Challenges in Digital Governance” for graduate students. Concurrently, he is a Managing Director for Washington DC-headquartered policy consultancy The Asia Group (TAG). Prior to his roles at HKU and TAG, he was Meta’s (Facebook) first-ever and most senior policy leader for Greater China, Mongolia, and Central Asia for more than seven years (2016-2023). Earlier in his career, he was in both editorial and management roles at leading media organizations, including the South China Morning Post and Reuters.