Wang Chong

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Wang Chong
Wang Chong

Dr. Wang Chong is an expert in East Asia issues, author of several bestsellers and an influential opinion leader in China, based on two decades of theory and practice in foreign affairs and development of the new media. He was elected as director of the China National Association for International Studies in June, 2016. 

His blog at so far has received more than 80 million views. He commentates on international issues on Phoenix TV and Shanghai Oriental TV, has published over 370 commentaries on international issues in the Singapore Morning Post and, among other domestic and international media outlets, and has been interviewed by the leading American newspaper the Christian Science Monitor, New Yorker magazine, Sveriges Television, the Swedish national broadcaster, and China's Xinhua News Agency, among others.  

He is often chosen by visiting foreign leaders for face-to-face meetings, capitalizing on his influence on Chinese opinion and his insights into foreign affairs. They include former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, former Israel President Shimon Peres, President Milos Zeman of the Czech Republic, and Ireland President Michael D. Higgins.

His influence in foreign affairs secured him a seat in the Japanese Politics Center of the Chinese Academy of Social Science as guest researcher, and the Public Diplomacy Institute of Beijing Foreign Studies University as senior researcher. He founded Phoenix International Think Tank, and currently serves as its senior researcher. 

He was a journalist for China Youth Daily for eight years. In 2004, he interviewed presidential candidate Barrack Obama in Chicago, and filed news report to publicly predict Obama would become the first African American president. In 2007, Dr. Wang joined the International Visitors Leadership Program and since then has done much to promote Sino-U.S. ties as a State Alumni. 

Dr. Wang has published four books. His first, Behind the Ballot, was a detailed primer on American politics. His second book, Gaps, is a bestseller comparing Chinese and Western cultures. His third book, The Fifth Revolution, discusses interactions between new media and Sino-U.S. relations. He co-authored a fourth book with Zhang Wen and Yang Peichang, What the Chinese Really Want.

Dr. Wang's experience spans traditional and new media and Internet company operations. He graduated from Shandong Normal University and Peking University, and obtained his Ph. D. from Wuhan University in 2014.  

He is now Deputy Secretary General and Senior Researcher of the Charhar Institute, a public diplomacy and international relations think tank, and Vice President of LeTV Holdings, a leading internet company in China.  

He is married and has two sons.

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