Lin Yang joins Cowan Strategies with extensive experience and connections in China, Washington D.C. and New York City and specializes in public affairs, public policy, and journalism.
Born and raised in China and later educated in the U.S. at Harvard University, Ms. Yang is a China public policy specialist and a media veteran. She is the Founder and President of Innovation Ideas Institute (3i), was a Senior Research Associate for the China Public Policy Program at Harvard University, and is a special contributor and commentator for major Chinese and American media outlets.
Ms. Yang’s most recent research focuses on policies related to Chinese investment in the U.S., a new and fast growing phenomenon in U.S.-China economic relations, and on how to foster a healthy bilateral investment environment between the two countries.
Previously Ms. Yang was a lead English/Chinese Anchor and reporter for China Central Television (CCTV) International, presenting Chinese political and economic events to the world. She anchored numerous unprecedented live breaking news events that made Chinese broadcasting history, including live coverage of the 2003 Iraq war, the SARS epidemic, the first Round of Six party talks, and the launch of China’s first manned spacecraft Shenzhou 5. She has also interviewed numerous world political and business leaders. In 2006, she was with CNN’s Washington D.C. Bureau.
Ms. Yang’s professional experiences also include her work with international agencies and think-tanks in New York City and Beijing, and advisory positions with financial sector companies in New York City consulting on the subject of interfacing that occurs between business and the government.