Virgilio Bisio is an Analyst at The Asia Group in Washington, D.C., where he helps clients understand and navigate China’s complex business, regulatory, and political environment. He works extensively with technology and financial services clients and designs analytical products that cover breaking commercial developments across the Indo-Pacific. Bisio also conducts research on China’s economy for the Economist Intelligence Unit and develops digital content for Young China Watchers, a global non-profit focused on developing the next generation of China experts.

Before joining The Asia Group, Bisio was a Junior Fellow on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society Policy Institute, where he performed in-depth research on the U.S.-China economic relationship, Chinese industrial policy, and the Belt and Road Initiative. Prior to that, he managed a semiconductor production line at a Shenzhen-based manufacturing company. He is also a member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.

Bisio holds a Master’s degree in East Asian Languages and Cultures from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s degree in History and Chinese from Trinity College. He is fluent in Chinese.

Last Updated: April 12, 2019



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