Bay Fang

Senior Fellow, International Security Program

Bay Fang is a former journalist and diplomat, now working on China issues, focusing on technology and the new generation. She most recently served in the Obama administration as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, overseeing public diplomacy and public affairs for Europe and Eurasia.

She comes from an 11-year career in journalism, most recently as the Diplomatic Correspondent for the Chicago Tribune. Prior to that, she covered the wars in Afghanistan (2001-2002) and Iraq (2003-2004) for US News and World Report magazine. She started her career as the Beijing Bureau Chief for US News and World Report, where she won the Robert F. Kennedy journalism award for her story “China’s Stolen Wives.”

Ms. Fang earned her undergraduate degree at Harvard University, was a visiting fellow at Oxford University and a Fulbright scholar in Hong Kong. She trained as a French chef at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and holds a brown belt in kung fu.

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Radio Free Asia Announces New Managing Director, Northeast Asia

Radio Free Asia (RFA) has announced that distinguished journalist and former diplomat and New America International Security Fellow Bay Fang