Eric Harwit

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Adjunct Senior Fellow
Research [at] EastWestCenter.org
Phone: 
808.944.7218
Education: 
PhD, Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
Area of Expertise: 

China’s political and economic transformation; China’s foreign trade and foreign investment policy; China’s automobile industry development and telecom policy; China-Japan economic relations.

Eric Harwit received a diploma from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing in 1990. He has lived in China for more than five years, speaks fluent Chinese and competent Japanese, and has been in China on political-economic and market research project assignments almost every year since 1982. Dr. Harwit also teaches courses on East Asian political, economic and business development, as well as Asian history and culture.

Selected publications:

China’s Globalizing Internet: History, Power, and Governance, co-edited with Yu Hong, Routledge, 2022

Tesla Goes to China” Asia Pacific Issues, No. 152, April, 2022

China’s Space Exploration and China-U.S. Scientific Cooperation” China-US Focus, October 2, 2021

Tesla’s Path Forward in China” China-US Focus, June 21, 2021

Prospects for TikTok and WeChat in the U.S. 2021 and Beyond” China-US Focus, March 3, 2021

“China’s Globalizing Internet: History, Power, and Governance” Chinese Journal of Communication (Vol. 13, no. 1, January 2020), pp. 1-7 (co-authored with Yu Hong)

China’s Globalizing Internet: Origins, Trajectories, and Ramifications (co-edited special issue of the journal with Yu Hong); Chinese Journal of Communication, Vol. 13, no. 1, January 2020

China’s Video App TikTok: A Challenge to the U.S.?” China-US Focus, November 15, 2019

China’s 5G Progress and Implications for a Global Telecommunication Divide” China-US Focus, March 22, 2019

Warming Japan-China Ties: Implications for American Cars” China-US Focus, November 7, 2018