Melanie Hart is Director for China Policy at the Center for American Progress, a think tank based in Washington, D.C. She focuses on U.S. foreign policy toward China and works to identify new opportunities for bilateral cooperation, particularly on energy, climate change, and cross-border investment. Her research also covers China’s political system, market regulatory reforms, and how China’s domestic and foreign policy developments affect the United States.

Before joining the Center for American Progress, Hart worked in China business development for a major U.S. telecommunication company and as a China advisor for the Aspen Institute International Digital Economy Accords project, The Scowcroft Group, and the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation.

Hart has a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, San Diego, and a B.A. from Texas A&M University. She studied Chinese at China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing and has worked as a Chinese-English translator for Caijing Magazine.

Last Updated: February 14, 2018



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