James Green, a Senior Fellow at Georgetown University, is the creator/host of the U.S.-China Dialogue Podcast and a Senior Advisor at the global consulting firm McLarty Associates. Green has worked for over two decades on U.S.-China relations for the U.S. Government and in the private sector. From 2013 to 2018, he served as the Minister Counselor for Trade Affairs (USTR) at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, where he addressed market access barriers, technology policy, and investment restrictions. In addition to his government service on National Security Council and on the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff, he ran the government relations department at the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and was a Senior Vice President at an international consultancy.

Green graduated from Brown University with honors and holds a Master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C. He speaks proficient Mandarin (as well as passable Italian) and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Last Updated: July 3, 2019



In Defense of Diplomacy with China

James Green
Critics of the last four decades of China policy have incorrectly and simplistically labeled diplomacy a failure because the People’s Republic did not become a liberal democracy. That was never the goal or an achievable objective of U.S. policy. The...



The Other Tiananmen Papers

David Shambaugh, Evan Medeiros & more
In the wake of the lethal use of force by China’s military against demonstrators in Tiananmen Square and citizens of Beijing on June 4, 1989, the United States and other governments were confronted with a series of vexing moral and policy questions...



Did President George H.W. Bush Mishandle China?

James Mann, Wang Dan & more
ChinaFile contributors discuss 41st U.S. President George H.W. Bush’s legacy for U.S.-China relations. —The Editors