Ashley Feng is a former nonresident fellow in the Atlantic Council’s Global China Hub who recently joined the China policy team in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Her research interests include US and Chinese forms of economic statecraft, US-China trade relations, and Chinese economic policies.

Previously, she was a research associate for the Energy, Economics, and Security program at the Center for a New American Security. Prior to CNAS, she was research associate for China studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), where she researched US policy toward China and Chinese foreign policy. Prior to CFR, she worked at the National Defense University, the Congressional Research Service, the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, and the China Affairs office in the Office of the US Trade Representative. Her work and commentary have appeared in NPR, CNBC, Foreign Policy, Fortune, Scientific American, and The National Interest. She received her BA in government and politics and geographical sciences from the University of Maryland and is currently pursuing her Masters in Asian Studies at Georgetown University. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.