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Bonnie Girard

Bonnie Girard has lived and worked in China for half of her adult life, beginning in 1987 when she studied at the Foreign Affairs College in Beijing. In 1996, after nine years in China and having worked for European multinational telecommunications companies in their China sales and operations throughout the country, she founded China Channel, the first independent consultancy providing due diligence for foreign companies coming into the Chinese market. In the years since, Bonnie, British husband and partner Roland Evans, and her colleagues in China have handled China issues for clients as diverse as Lloyd’s of London, IBM, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, and Brunswick Bowling.

Bonnie is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has been responsible for the negotiation and implementation of over $1 billion worth of contracts in China, and is a frequent speaker on Chinese business and political issues. Bonnie grew up in Washington, D.C. and Virginia, in a family long active in government, foreign service, academics, and journalism. She handles all of her personal and professional business in China in Mandarin Chinese. She can be reached by email here, and on Twitter at @BonnieGirard.

Time to Counter China and Rebuild the US Navy? 
May 23, 2018
Time to Counter China and Rebuild the US Navy? 
A former U.S. Pacific Fleet Naval Intelligence chief testifies to Congress on China's maritime ambitions.
Time to Counter China and Rebuild the US Navy? 
The History of China and Iran’s Unlikely Partnership
May 16, 2018
The History of China and Iran’s Unlikely Partnership
How did a communist country and an theocracy form a close partnership?
The History of China and Iran’s Unlikely Partnership
The China Challenge to Churchill Downs
May 09, 2018
The China Challenge to Churchill Downs
Justify wins; transparency and accountability lose.
The China Challenge to Churchill Downs
The Fall of ZTE – Even Copying Wasn't an Option
May 02, 2018
The Fall of ZTE – Even Copying Wasn't an Option
China still finds itself at arm's length from achieving true excellence in cutting-edge, core technologies.
The Fall of ZTE – Even Copying Wasn't an Option
The Long Reach of Hu Yaobang
April 25, 2018
The Long Reach of Hu Yaobang
China's famous political reformer ironically helped pave the way for Xi's current crackdown on dissent.
The Long Reach of Hu Yaobang
Chinese Censorship Moves Into the American Workplace
February 21, 2018
Chinese Censorship Moves Into the American Workplace
Generations of censorship have not necessarily created a hunger for freedom of information and expression in China.
Chinese Censorship Moves Into the American Workplace
North Korea: China's Unwelcome Mirror
January 25, 2018
North Korea: China's Unwelcome Mirror
The unspoken reason China is reluctant to act against North Korea: Beijing sees echoes of itself in Pyongyang.
North Korea: China's Unwelcome Mirror
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