Media Interviews

The Hundred, "What Impact will Zero-Covid have on China's Economy?" May, 2022

Interview by South China Morning Post, "China Tech crackdown: in 2021, Technology Giants Came under Intense Scrutiny after Sleeping Watchdogs Awakened." Dec, 2021

Interview by South China Morning Post, “China’s Big Tech crackdown: Will Beijing’s efforts kill the country’s most vibrant economic sector?” July, 2021

Interview by New York Times, "As China Scrutinizes Its Entrepreneurs, a Power Couple Cashes Out," with Raymond Zhong, June, 2021

Interview by Financial Times, “Biden’s 100 days: Hawkish Approach to China stokes Beijing frictions” with Demetri Sevastopulo, Aril, 2021

Interview by The Lily, Washington Post, “Female professors have less time to research in the pandemic,” with Caroline Kitchener, April, 2021. 

Interview by Financial Times, “Grey Rhinos in China,” March, 2021.

Interview by Stephen Orlins, China Committee on U.S.-China Relations (NCUSR). “What Lies Ahead? The Fifth Plenum of the 19th Communist Party Congress.” October, 2020

Quoted in Wallethub, “How will Racial Minorities Shape Future Elections?” October, 2020

Interview by Voice of America, “US-China Relations” and “Trump’s China Policy.” August, 2020

Interview by Chongyang Institute, Renmin University, “Chinese Americans in the U.S.” May, 2020

Quoted in Foreign Affairs, “Who is Winning the Trade War?” December, 2019

Interview by PBS Frontline on the China model, with Catherine Trautwein, May, 2019

Podcast, ChinaEcon Talk, SupChina, "Exploring the Links Between Business and the Chinese Bureaucracy.” May, 2019

Interview by Rhodes Center of International Economics and Finance Podcast, “Ling Chen: New Insights on the “Made in China” Model,” with Mark Blyth, March, 2019

Interview by BBC, “China’s Economic Challenges,” March, 2019

Interview by Caixin, “ZTE case has Increased China-US Economic and Trade Tension,” in Chinese, with Qi Zhang, April, 2019

Interview by Aljazeera, “Breakthrough, Escalation or Pause? Trump, Xi set to meet at G20.” with Patricia Sabga, Nov, 2018.

Interview by Foreign Policy, “China Is Outsourcing Its Pollution,”, with Kara Sherwin, 2016.

Interview by Talk Media News, “The Chinese View on Donald Trump,” 2016.

Interview by SAIS Observer, “New SAIS IPE Professor, Dr. Ling Chen, Talks Chinese Political Economy,” with Kaj Malden, 2015.

Interview by China Central Television (CCTV), “President Xi’s visit to US and China’s Commitment to Peaceful Development,” 2015.

Interview by Walter Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, "Stanford Postdoc Fellow Explores Patterns of Chinese Bureaucratic Competition and the Influence of Foreign Firms," Stanford University, 2014.


Testimony before the US-China Economic & Security Review Commission, Senate Hearing on “An Assessment of the CCP’s Economic Ambitions, Plans, and Metrics of Success.” Panel on “Understanding China’s Economic Drivers and Ecosystem.” April, 2021


"How this Trade War Could Backfire — in China’s Favor." The Washington Post, June 25 (2018) (Link)

“More Centralized Control Threatens China's Economic Model." Axios, expert voices, January 23 (2018). (Link)

Non-Academic Public Talks


Panel Speaker, “The U.S.-China Trade War, Multinationals, and China’s Economy,” Wilson China Fellowship Conference, The

Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington DC, 2022

Speaker, “Transitioning from a graduate student to a faculty member,” Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University, 2021

Speaker, “US-China Trade Tensions: Economic, Technology and Political Impacts,” mini Ted-talks for JHU SAIS Alumni Events, Los Angeles and San Fransisco, 2020

Moderator, U.S. Election Impact in China/on U.S.-China Relations, Post-Election Debrief, Johns Hopkins SAIS, 2020

Participant, Roundtable on US-China Relations, with China Public Diplomacy Association, the Chinese Embassy and Consulate, Brookings Institute, 2019

Panel Speaker, “China’s Political System,” US-China Subnational Symposium, National Committee of US-China Relations (NCUSR) and University of Michigan Center for Chinese Studies, 2019

Panel Speaker, “The new agenda in China’s Economic Development and the Belt and Road Initiative,” Brookings Institution (organized by Dr. David Dollar, featuring IMF, IFF, and China Development Bank President and Chief Economist), 2018.

Commentator, “Economic Transformation across Asia,” Johns Hopkins SAIS Asia Conference, 2018.

Event moderator, Yasheng Huang, “The State of State Capitalism in China”, Johns Hopkins SAIS Speaker Series on China’s Political Economy, 2017.

Event moderator, Dali Yang, “The Politics of Regulatory State Building,” Johns Hopkins SAIS Speaker Series on China’s Political Economy, 2016.

Panel moderator (with Nick Lardy and Yusuf and David Dollar), “China’s New Economics Plans: Implications for China, Asia and the Global Economy” conference, Johns Hopkins SAIS, 2016.

Participant, Roundtable with Dr. Hu Angang, Professor and Director of China Studies, Tsinghua University, “China’s 13th Five Year Plan,” Brookings Institution, 2016

Participant and commentator, “The Chinese State and Market: Toward the 13th Five-Year Plan,” Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Conference, 2015.

Discussant, Book launch roundtable for Deborah Brautigam, “Will Africa Feed China,” Johns Hopkins SAIS, 2015. 

Participant, Panel on “Soft Power for Peace and Reconciliation” (Co-chaired by Joseph Nye and Michael Dukakis), Boston Global Forum "US-Japan-China Relations: Framework for Peace and Security in the Pacific," Harvard Faculty Club, Cambridge, MA, 2014.