Harvey Dzodin After a distinguished career in the US government and American media Dr. Harvey Dzodin is now a Beijing-based freelance columnist for several media outlets. While living in Beijing, he has published over 200 columns with an emphasis on arts, culture and the Belt & Road initiative. He is also a sought-after speaker and advisor in China and abroad. He currently serves as Nonresident Research Fellow of the think tank Center for China and Globalization and Senior Advisor of Tsinghua University National Image Research Center specializing in city branding. Dr. Dzodin was a political appointee of President Jimmy Carter and served as lawyer to a presidential commission. Upon the nomination of the White House and the US State Department he served at the United Nations Office in Vienna, Austria. He was Director and Vice President of the ABC Television in New York for more than two decades.

Op-Ed Blog

Premier Li’s work report: Full speed ahead

Americans with little or no knowledge of China's governance might think that the annual report is like our State of the Union address; it's not. In fact, they're as different as apples and oranges.

Interpreting approval ratings of two global powers

Regarding its participation in global governance, the international community thought highly of China in the fields of science and technology (65%), economy (64%) and culture (57%).

China’s new high-end talent visa: fast track to the future

There are two main initiatives that require prodigious brain-power in the near-term that will catapult China back into its role as world leader that it held for more than a millennium.

APEC: Challenges and Opportunities

The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit this weekend in Danang, Vietnam promises to usher in a new era of economic partnership. It also reflects China’s intensified efforts to assume its place as a world leader.

Good Samaritan law and repercussions on China

China’s Good Samaritan Law, became effective on October 1st.  China’s Good Samaritan Law, became effective on October 1st. People in China who voluntarily come to the aid of others who are, or who they believe to be, injured, ill, in danger, or otherwise incapacitated, will not face civil liability in the event of harm caused to the victims.