Erping Zhang


Erping Zhang, conducts research on political economy in East Asia

Erping ZHANG focuses on China’s trade, diplomacy, and human rights issues. Mr. Zhang who has experience working in the government, non-government, and private sectors has served as a panelist at European Parliament, U.S. Congress, Italian Parliament, Swedish Parliament, Norwegian Parliament, Japanese Parliament, and at South Korean National Assembly. He has also spoken at the United Nations Human Rights Commission, Council on Foreign Relations, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, University of Toronto, and at Stockholm University where he was a Guest Scholar.

Mr. Zhang’s publications in the U.S., Sweden, Italy, Belgium, and Australia have covered topics such as Sino-EU trade, cyber security and Internet freedom, human rights, and transitional society in China. While briefing governmental agencies on China-related matters, Mr. Zhang has also provide consulting to the private sector on issues such as trade and currency exchange, macro-economics in China, and the dynamics of foreign governments such as China and Japan purchasing large sums of U.S. treasure bonds. His current research interest lies in the fields of Sino-US relations after the recent U.S. presidential election, social change in China, geo-political economy in East Asia, as well as the post-Brexit Sino-EU relations.

Mr. Zhang is a graduate of Beijing International Studies University, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard where he was an Edward Mason Fellow.